Are you bored by keyboarding? Does your soul cry out for a time when the written word was handmade and permanent? Check out this neat gift idea from the Virtual Liberty Bell Museum. (Their telephone numbers place them in Connecticut; the Liberty Bell itself is 200 miles [320 km] away in Philadelphia). According to their site
The Quill Pen and Ink Stationery Set includes 15 sheets of antiqued parchment-like paper, stained and edged, 10 matching envelopes, a feather quill, hand blown glass ink bottle tied with a red, white and blue ribbon, cork top, packaged dry ink, history and instructions for use.
Hmmm, parchment-like paper; not quite authentic, but close. Note also that the kit includes “instructions for use.” You know we have wallowed too long in the digital swamps when we need instructions on how to use a quill pen.
With its red, white and blue ribbons, this attractive set will appeal to patriots on both sides of the political fence. Two species of quill are available: Goose for Democrats, and Turkey for Republicans.