Monday, March 24, 2014

My pen

Can I borrow your pen?

I carry this pen with me always.  It is my favorite.  Thank goodness it is  refillable.  I have filled it again and again.
  It is silver and covered with baby blue dots.  The wording is a bit worn, but I know what it says.

ALTHORP.  Celebrating 500 years. 

Journal entries, handwritten letters, signing checks, underlining in books, a quick note so I won't forget a thought....all have been inked with this pen. 
It was given to me by someone very dear to me. 
I remember exactly when I was gifted it.   
You can't see it in this picture but it is in that little bag.  My pen. 
I was enjoying some time by myself in this enchanting place.  Princess Diana's ancestral home...ALTHORP. 
I was reading everything there for me to discover in the museum area. 
This place  was on my "must do" list.  Those with me came along for the ride!  They have told me that it was more than they expected.  They would go again.  No question that I would too! 
As I was reading, along came my friend.  Bearing a gift.  For me.  My pen.  It is priceless to me. 

In answer to the question...Can I borrow your pen?  NO!  You know what happens when someone borrows your pen?  It gets legs and walks away.  I won't ever take that chance with this pen.  I keep another pen for those times! 

Do you have something that someone has given to you that is priceless? 



  1. Love that story! Won't it be a great day when you can use that pen to sign your first writing contract?!

    1. Oh Brenda. Thank you for that beautiful thought. That gives me goose bumps. What a joyful, lovely thought. You have no idea what those words mean to me. This pen...well, it just means a lot. So good to see you last night as always. Can't wait to read your book. So exciting. Can't wait for the party. Blessings.

  2. YOU are the priceless gift, Gail. I will never, ever forget that day. I love you :)