Note the gold pen right under the keyboard. That is my Cross Metropolis, the "signature" pen, if you will, of Wil Harrison
So I proceed to go through all of them one by one. All were tested to see if they still worked, only lost 5 or 6. As you can see on the left we also segregated the dastardly red pens and right above them the aforementioned 3 pencils. I did NOT go so far as to separate the blacks from the blues, I do have some restraint, occasionally. And now here comes the exciting part of this post! The "notable" finds:
I can't believe I still have one of these. I've had this Holiday Inn pencil since I worked there in 1985. Yep, 30 years and 14 moves, still got it. But wait, that's not all!
The pen shown above dates back to 1977! It is from the "Woodcliff General Store" my family owned in Georgia. Short story: Back in 1976 or so my parents decided that they wanted to own their own business and thought it would be a good idea to sell our house in Crestwood and open a store near my Mom's family down in Georgia where she was from. It wasn't. The store closed after a whole year or so and we were back up here in Blue Island just over 2 years after we left for Georgia. But hey, at least I got this pen!
Now see, wasn't that fascinating and fun? I ask you, what's in your drawers?