Long story short, a foreign language teacher at my school a few weeks back asked me to come to her room as she had something for me. Well got there and she started tearing up before she even started talking. Come to find out, she had an older sister that she never met as she was born two years after her older sister's tragic auto accident. Her sister died summer of 1960, and consequently that year one of her 4H projects was a wood id board. This teacher explained that her mother was cleaning out the attic and was going to throw this away finally so she brought it to me in the hopes I could utilize it. Immediately I knew I was going to make a pen for her and her mother, but thought of doing it on the sly. She and our math teacher department head come from the same county and so he the next day suggested I make pens for her for Christmas presents for her family. So, that is how I arrived at this job of making 12 pens on a rush order as I had to send them to Pete Simmons in Florida to be engraved. Sent them out last Saturday (the same time I sent the 340 soldier pens to Doug Miller) Pete got the pens Monday, got them engraved Monday, sent them back to me Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Way to go Pete!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Got the pens yesterday (Thursday) they are beyond words. Know she is going to cry again when she sees them. They were nice pens, but man, Pete's work just enhanced beyond belief their look!!!!!
So am going to drive them to her house today after picking up my wife and youngest from work as I drove them both to work due to ice and me being free of work as school was cancelled. Here are pictures of them as a group, a close up of the engraving, and appreciate you looking. Laser Art Images, Pete Simmons, utilize his talents, he is a family member as well as a major supporter of the NJ-SP Ag. Woods Project "GIVE BACK".