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#21 amberleadavis

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:11

You are awesome!

 

You might really like the TWSBI mini, it is smaller and can be posted easily.


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#22 amberleadavis

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Posted 24 September 2014 - 02:23

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 21:23

The TWSBI 540 loaner. Sorry for the poor cursive - its been 40 years - and yes, I misspelled TWSBI.

 

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 23:05

I"m so glad you liked it.  The Aluminum is my favorite so far, which makes sense because  TWSBI keeps making improvements.  Feel free to keep it for the month and try other inks.  I agree that the 540s and 580s should not be used posted.  


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 01:52

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Breathe.  Take one step at a time.  Don't sweat the small stuff.  You're not getting older, you are only moving through time.  Be calm and positive.


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 02:00

Amber,

Thank you for setting up this generous program.


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:17

Thank you Amber. I'm having fun with it. fpn_1411701392__vac700.jpg


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 04:05

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#29 amberleadavis

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 18:25

Amber,

Thank you for setting up this generous program.

As soon as we get a couple of brits, you will be busy too. Thank you for participating.


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#30 amberleadavis

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 18:27

Ted, That Red Cashmere looked like Red Chalk didn't it?

 

Sinistral1, I've gotten to the point where the pelikans seem small.  I don't however, cap my TWSBIs.  Thank you for telling us about the history of the name, I didn't know that.


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 03:28

If that was referring to Eisenhower's 5 star rank, there were 5 US Army 5 star "General of the Army"

In order of seniority (date the 5 star rank was assigned):

1 - George Marshall (Chief of Staff of the Army in WW2, the 2nd to be given the 5 star rank)

2 - Douglas McArthur

3 - Dwight Eisenhower  (on Dec 20, 1944)

4 - Henry "Hap" Arnold (Chief of Staff of the Army Air Corp, who later became head of the Air Force)

5 - Omar Bradley  (awarded in 1950 by the US Congress)

 

And not to leave out the Navy, there were 4 Navy 5 star "Fleet Admiral"

1 - William Leahy  (Military Advisor to FDR, the 1st to be given the 5 Star rank)

2 - Ernest King  (CinC US Fleets, navy equivalent of George Marshall)

3 - Chester Nimitz (CinC Pacific)

4 - William Halsey (awarded Dec 1945, after the war)

The Navy did not get a 5th 5 Star Admiral.

 

These were the ONLY 5 star flag officers in the US military.

In the current US military, the 4 star rank is the highest rank.

 

Now you know a bit of military trivia.


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Posted 28 September 2014 - 04:08

Well, I was kinda, sorta right. I had the World War II part pretty close, and the blue symbolizes the Navy, not the Air Force, and one of the Generals was Eisenhower! Thanks for the real story, ac12!

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Posted 28 September 2014 - 17:58

Sinistral1

You were right, in that Eisenhower was the head of SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe).  And thus was in command of multiple "armies,"  both of the US and allied nations.

 

You were also right about Hap Arnold, going from the Army to the Air Force when the Army Air Corp was spun off as its own service.


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:40

Okay...I tried to get pictures of the bottle, but the pics are out of focus. I'll try again.


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:50

Well, I'm new and don't even know what an "insider," is, but it's very cool that you're doing a loaner program. I have been eyeing reading up a lot of TWSBI's and would love to try one down the road once I become a known quantity - assuming the program is still going on. I like the handwritten posts, too.



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 21:04

We look forward to you doing more posts and learning about you too!  I think you'll enjoy being on FPN.


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 21:16

I am enjoying my stay so far, but I think it may have been a decidedly bad decision to join this forum. There is too much knowledge to be gleaned and too many excuses to need to buy another ink, notebook, or pen. I am not complaining so much as my wallet is.  :P



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 21:36

Yes, that's why we are enablers.


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 21:38

BTW, for those interested, I added the pictures of the bottle on the ink review thread.


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 22:12

That bottle is cool! Whether you agree with Nathan's political or social/history views, his labels do make you take a moment to think about more than just the color of the ink. I can understand why he added Geranimo to the label, but it appears Pershings' inclusion is because of his Texas connection more than his General of the Armies status, since he's not on ac12's list. I admit that my WW I history knowledge is much less "vast" than what I know about WW II. I also either forgot or didn't know that Ft Sam was the birthplace of the Air Force. When I was there, I was only really interested in the margaritas at the officer's club!

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