It began with a dip and write pen and a bottle of Shaffer’s Ink. The date was 1943. Somewhere after that date recall a genuine fountain pen with the lever on the side that actuated an internal bladder. I had no previous experience, so the move evidently wasn’t difficult enough to generate a memory. Sometime in 1946 I watched a man demonstrate a ball point pen. I nagged my mother until she bought one for me. And I didn’t look back until March 2021.
It was uncharted territory when I jumped on the bandwagon with a Royal Langnickel fountain pen kit.
The experience has been fun – beyond fun, actually. I’ve worked at it everyday and just this past week my penmanship has approached that of my Bic Round Stic.
It’s my new hobby.