This article sounded like me from the very first line. As soon as I read it I was transported back to Nassau Stationary, the large stationary store in the town where I grew up and where my Dad’s business got their office supplies from Bernie Berger.
Decades later I was talking to Bernie, probably at a funeral, and commented to him that to me a proper No. 2 pencil had the blue “Nassau Stationary” logo on it. Bernie got tears in his eyes, and a week later the mailman delivered me a box of whatever pencils and half-used stubs Bernie still had from his now long-closed store.
Somehow that this article was from a newspaper in Wyoming made it interesting too.
Burton: Appreciating loopy characters
I have always loved office supplies a little too much…
There is no reason for me to own or even be aware of fountain pens.
But I love them. I can’t help it…