The Queen Mary
The Queen Elizabeth
With Father's Day coming I faced the usual dilemma of a nice gift that Dad would really like, and for once I found the solution, a souvenir of a happy time, and a memorable trip--a pencil from the Queen Elizabeth. It's a Ritepoint, made in St. Louis, Missouri, and a little spiffier than their usual advertising pencils, as befitted the great lady.
The twist pencil is imprinted with "Cunard Liner Queen Elizabeth," and an engraving-style representation of the ship, complete with smoke coming out of her stacks on the cream-colored "marble" center section. It has a black top with washer style clip and gold-tone "jewel," and gold-tone point with 1.1 mm lead. Extra lead is still in the barrel.
At lunch on Sunday, there should be some great stories and reminiscences. As the Cunard ads used to tell us: