Remembering Declan

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Remembrance ribbons I made for my husband and his staff to wear in memory of Declan at the 10/24/15 UMass/Toledo game Remembrance ribbons I made for my husband and his staff to wear in memory of Declan at the 10/24/15 UMass/Toledo game

October 27, 2010 was a dark day for those in my husband’s chosen profession of collegiate football videography. That afternoon, Declan Sullivan, a 20 year old student employee for the University of Notre Dame football team was filming a practice from a fully extended hydraulic scissor lift in questionable weather when a 50+ m.p.h. wind gust toppled the lift. It crashed through a fence and onto a street adjacent to the field; Declan died from his injuries shortly thereafter. When my husband texted me about the accident, I went online to learn more about it and felt physically sick when I saw pictures of the mangled scissor lift. I knew that a) this tragedy was completely avoidable and b) I thought about all the times Bill has been in scissor…

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Sheaffer Snorkel

Received this pen today from Rick Krantz – Nice writing experienceDSC01925

nice transaction.

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Received this Sheaffer Snorkel from Rick Krantz – 19 Jul 13.  A nice smooth writing pen
It is a Admiral and pre 1956. This my third Sheaffer – the first was the 3rd generation School pen, then I got the Sheaffer Imperial II Deluxe and today the Sheaffer Snorkle- this I would have to categorize this as my first vintage pen as it is older than me, Like my Willys pickup truck circa 1956. I am a 1959 model. Says Shaeffer’s on the clip and a 1/4 in band on the cap on the barrel is engraved with the W. A. Sheaffer Pen Co etc – from the chart on Richard Binder’s site the I think it is an Admiral.  I also think it is a good sample. Tines were ever so slightly off, minor adjustment  later and it lost the tooth.

Scheaffer Imperial II Deluxe Fountain Pen

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Purchased from Peyton Street Pens, Prompt delivery, excellent packaging and instructions provided for care and filling.  Did not flush pen but filled with ink, emptied and filled again – first writing was weak/diluted like the ink was water soaked, but the longer it wrote the better the feed has gotten.  Fine nib and is a nice wet line – It was a second due to a pit or two on the clip.  Fine with me – I am going to enjoy writing with it.

 

Carl Wood