Although I've been a registered member for a while, I'm really a new user, because I neglected to introduce myself, and although I frequently read various postings and thereby enhanced my knowledge, I didn't really log in, and post, largely because (and back to the beginning,) neglected to introduce myself. So, here goes:
I'm a retired U.S. Naval Officer, and a retired Rabbi as well. in two weeks (April 15, 1917,) I'll celebrate my 75th birthday. I married my doctor (she's a veterinarian,) and we have three grown sons, two in Denver, one in Boston, while my wife and I reside in Cheshire, Connecticut. I have about one hundred fountain pens, although that number seems to be increasing at a somewhat regular rate. I have my eyes on a sale at Fahrneys, where I can get a Visconti Michelangelo Blue and Gold something for about half price. But I already have the Back to Black, so I'm wondering if I'd really be getting two of the same thing. Amongst the pen in my collection are a Montblanc Meisterstueck, a Waterman Opera, several Pelikans from the M600, M400, several M200s, and an M120, several Lamy Safaris and Al-Stars, and various others including Stipula, a Snorkel, Pilots, etc. I know absolutely nothing about repairs and mechanical issues, generally limiting myself to removing the cap from the pen. I figure that if I can manage that, then I'm doing ok. I've also entered myself in the purchase group for the Ranga 4C. Looked intereting, and I hope I'm doing the right thing.
Other hobbies include pipes, cooking and reading.
Anyway I'm really glad to be here, and I'll be posting now and then, hoping to benefit from what I perceive as the vast knowledge of the members of FPN, And if, somewhere along the line, something I say is of benefit to anyone else, then I'll be content with that.