Did you ever see an old pencil? Well of course you did… you could tell it was old because it had advertising on it and and the phone number was DIamond 436-6871. Diamond?? Yes kids, telephone exchanges used to be designated by words. Usually just the first two letters or sometimes three letters of the word. Growing up, my exchange was DIamond, my husband’s was TEmpleton .
You can also tell when a pencil is old because it’s more than likely round and a color other than yellow. And then of course the eraser is a dead giveaway. Atrophied, hard as a rock, blackened and totally unusable.
BUT the pencil….!!! If it’s dull all you have to do is sharpen it and it will write just like it was a newbie fresh out of a box. And it doesn’t matter whether the pencil is a vintage No. 2 Farber or a stub of an old giveaway. Once sharpened, you can write with this pencil today, tomorrow, a year from now, 25 years from now and it always writes the same way. It doesn’t deteriorate with old age. It doesn’t wrinkle, sag, lose its sight and hearing or for that matter, its hair, its arteries don’t harden although its head does!
It will write in cursive, block print or anything in between you scribble.
Think about it….wouldn’t you like to age like a pencil?