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    Default Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    My daughter sent me a text that her 8 year old daughter requested a pen "like Pa's". Her favorite color is yellow. I found a yellow Pelikan Twist.

    I've already sent an older GD a Lamy in green, and have received a letter from the stationary I found with her first name initial. Anyway, just wanted to share the experience.

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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    Very cool that she notices what you write with. Is she taught cursive in school?

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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    That's wonderful!!
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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    Thatís sweet. Iíd enjoy pens more if that were to happen in my family.

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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    That's so cool!

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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    My son is similar. He wanted a fountain pen for his birthday, and now has three! We found an ink color he likes from the wide selection at Birmingham Pens. They have 30mL bottles that are great for trying different inks with a converter.

    Pilot Metropolitans are a really good pen to start with and have a nice carrying case / box which goes well in the backpack. Heís got a lizard print one, but has an eye on some of the metallic colors.



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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    Thank you for the happy replies. Yes, they teach cursive at her school.

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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    Great story thanks for sharing it with us

    My son also started early.
    First he started using mine (under supervision) when he was 6 (he hardly could write letters, we started that he copy letters and later words I wrote first)
    But soon he requested an own one.

    He was very disappointed in school the first 2 years as his teacher prohibited to use a fountain pen (because she thought they would make a mess).
    He tried to use his FP for homework, but she also prohibited that.

    In the 3rd year they were allowed to write with their FPˋs in school, but the next Problem came up.
    As I have more inks at home than I could use in several lifetimes he wanted to write with other colors than the official requested royal blue.
    He claimed that he hates royal blue.
    After some time different colors were prohibited again in school.
    Official reason was that royal blue can be erased when they make errors.
    After a longer period of negotiations he managed to get the agreement with his teacher that he is allowed to use different colors for homework if he promise to do it nice and legible.

    From this time on (about 2 years ago) he refuses to write more than one filling with the same color.
    And of course I have to clean always his pens and fill it with a different color (very annoying after some time .....Hint: try to avoid something like that if possible)

    This year he started with a new school (he is 10 now) and the new teachers are not that picky about colors different than red now.
    He even still writes with royal blue (tests, revisions,.....) but I still have to change colors each fill in his other favorite pen.

    He mainly uses currently 2 favorite pens.
    A Lamy Safari (converter with royal blue) and a TWSBI Eco (other colors, change every fill), both demonstrator pens.
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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    Wow! I'm impressed (except not so much for the teacher who prohibited the fountain pen for homework).

    I gave my son a Lamy 2000 before leaving for college, and for college graduation, a Montblanc 149. The 2000 disappeared somewhere in Boston, and I bought the 149 back before it met an untimely demise. He likes disposable rollerballs. <sigh!>
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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    Quote Originally Posted by FredRydr View Post
    Very cool that she notices what you write with. Is she taught cursive in school?
    Yes and I am happy they do.

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    Default Re: Grand Daughter Asks for a Fountain Pen

    My daughter got me started in this craziness with her curiosity about a fountain pen mentioned in a book I was reading to her.

    Anyway she has a few pens now. She doesn't use them all the time but that's ok.

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