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J for random J's,

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Thomas Jefferson. 1743-1826. Was the third President of the United States 1801-1809. He was a highly educated man, an American Founding Father, also he was the principal author of the 'Declaration of Independence'. He coined the phrase ......'All men are created equal',  which in my mind has an ironic twist because he owned  plantations with hundreds of slaves working on them. To be fair to him he did inherit them from a relative. In 1807 Jefferson signed the Act Prohibiting Importation of Slaves.Moving on from Jefferson's statement 'All men are created equal' The highly acclaimed  novel by British writer George Orwell Animal Farm ( A brief synopsis of the story).It evolves around a group of animals lead by the pigs, they decide to take over the farm and run it themselves, Old Major the oldest boar dies and the two younger boars Napoleon and Snowball, tired of the drunken farmer Mr Jones mistreating them drive him away,  renaming the farm from Manor Farm in…

I for Ink.

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I love writing with Fountain pens that I can fill up with real INK.  My favourite pens aremade by Watermans in Paris,  I have a fine collection of three ! Two are displayed below,  along with my cherished gold Parker Propelling Pencil with which I like (attempt) to complete cryptic crosswords.The Ink I use is called Parkers Quink which I believe is the best one can buy, I have used it since my primary school days.In all it's splendour, (above)  may I present to you, the original bottle of Parkers Royal Blue Quink INK.
I cannot begin to tell you the joy I felt, when I was presented with a fountain pen, an exercise book and bottle of Parkers INK (Quink). This was for the Easter term spelling prize, in my year.
When I first learnt to write we began with pencil then progressed with a pen and a pot of INK.
The pot of INK fitted neatly in an ink well which was in the top left hand side of my desk.