Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

Signed, sealed, delivered

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As we watched the new president being sworn in as chief executive of the most powerful country in the world, we could not help but get swept by the majesty of the office, and the historic significance of the event. Our attention then turned to him as he signed the first documents of his presidency. Naturally, we got curious about the presidential pen and ink he used during  the ceremony. We scoured the Internet and here’s what we discovered about presidential pens and ink from Journalismo:

“Parker pens have played an important role since John F. Kennedy and care has been given to provide complete coverage of Parker’s half century involvement with the White House.”

Journalismo also brought us to a link, which traces the history of the presidential pen, complete with photos and some interesting trivia.

But speaking of presidential autographs, your Rhodia Driver happened to secure one from the future president, while on the field. We wrote about our Obama encounter last November:

“The next thing I knew, I was face-to-face with the would-be American president. He extended his right hand to me and flashed a toothy smile. All I could say was, “Thank You” as he I shook his rather skinny hand and looked him in the eyes.”

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12 thoughts on “Signed, sealed, delivered

  1. Driver1, there seems to be a lovefest with Obama, he is just one person who used a nice pen, there are many of us out here and none are more important than any other. Not sure if any American president uses Rhodia paper but would love to find out.

  2. Driver1, there seems to be a lovefest with Obama, he is just one person who used a nice pen, there are many of us out here and none are more important than any other. Not sure if any American president uses Rhodia paper but would love to find out.

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