Friday, April 25, 2008
This past week, while with friends at Westminster Seminary California, I discovered a minor-level cult--no, not what you might originally think (whatever that may be; fill in the blank). Rather, there are devotees of a particular pen made in the 1940s and 1950s: the Parker 51. My friend, Julius Kim, graciously has given me one and now I am part of the faithful: I've been surfing the internet, trying to find out more about the pen, looking for ink, studying the differences between vacumatic and aeromatic (check out the website; it tells you)--there is even a book about the Parker 51. With my obsessive personality, I will probably be on ebay trying to acquire a cool one like that one Julius has, one that only US Generals had during World War II. Be cool, join the faithful, like me and others; find and use a Parker 51.