37 thoughts on “A few words

  1. jenne49 Jun 26, 2021 / 13:56

    I love this, Keith. You describe exactly the experience. I remember fingers covered in Quink ink!

    And it makes me think of a Schulz cartoon – but then most things do, I’m an addict! Charlie Brown is writing a letter starting Dear Penpal. Many he blots and *&#% later he starts again: Dear Pencil Pal.

    Wonderful evocation of an experience youngsters might understand but won’t feel!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 26, 2021 / 16:30

      I actually have a bottle of Quink. It’s probably passed its ‘best before’ date by now! I’m old enough to remember having ink wells in school desks!

      I don’t recall that Charlie Brown episode but I can well imagine it!

      Cheers Jenne.


  2. Sadje Jun 26, 2021 / 14:01

    It’s a common problem with people who haven’t used ink pens in a long time

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 26, 2021 / 16:32

      My pen has a kind of rubber ‘bladder’ thing which you squeeze. I’d love to see what kids make of that!

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      • Sadje Jun 26, 2021 / 17:57

        I had one like that too, in my school days.

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  3. Dale Jun 26, 2021 / 16:46

    I use to have a boss who used a fountain pen that you had to full but pulling the ink into the chamber (not sure what it’s called). I’m less adventurous and use pre-filled cartridges.
    What a fun take and presentation!

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 27, 2021 / 10:57

      So, you still use one! Very wise to use cartridges. I’ve tried and although I used to have decent handwriting, today it’s almost illegible!

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      • Dale Jun 27, 2021 / 14:09

        I haven’t in a while. Hmmm now I want to find it and use it!
        And bummer that your handwriting is less than (how often do we get to practice now!)

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      • Keith's Ramblings Jun 29, 2021 / 16:30

        For a while, two fellow bloggers in the US and I wrote handwritten letters to each other. I can’t remember why we stopped!


  4. Na'ama Yehuda Jun 26, 2021 / 17:32

    Also off walls and antiques …
    A friend visited her grandparents when her toddler found Pappy’s desk.
    Good thing blood’s thicker than ink …
    (Yeah, 22 word comment, because, ya know …)

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 27, 2021 / 10:41

      Thanks Rochelle. I actually do have a lovely fountain pen, but my handwriting is dreadful now!


  5. messymimi's meanderings Jun 27, 2021 / 00:03

    Bigger Girl is teaching herself to use a quill pen, i only see the letters she sends, not what things look like on the other end.

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  6. J.S. Pailly Jun 27, 2021 / 02:48

    I feel this one real hard. Hand sanitizer does a pretty good job getting ink stains off skin.

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  7. Dora Jun 27, 2021 / 14:11

    This made me laugh. Not on the nose too but missed the chin by a hair, I bet!! My husband loved fountain pens, until the day it bled into the pocket of his favorite shirt. (TBH, he still prefers them though.)

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    • Keith's Ramblings Jun 28, 2021 / 17:23

      Oh dear! They do have to be handled with care. There’s still nothing more satisfying to write with though.


  8. s.s. Jun 27, 2021 / 18:31

    As always, you’ve made me laugh with your clever write. Good one!

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  9. Bill Jul 12, 2021 / 14:35

    Yet again, clever Keith captures the prompt and kills it. I love my Lamy.


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