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Old 09-24-2010, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Our company remodeled an old home for Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough a few years ago, and we continue to do projects for him from time to time. David and his wife Rosalee are two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet. I have a signed copy of "1776" that says ..."Master furniture maker and great friend" ... and I have been trying to figure out which part of that is the greater exaggeration !!
As he was signing a book for a co-worker one time, Rosalee leaned over and whispered to me ... "If anyone can find an unsigned copy of his book it will be a collector's item someday"!!! She keeps him grounded.

So when the historical wood became available, through a post on this site last Spring, I thought, "Who better to have a pen made from George Washington's Horse Chestnut"?

They have been travelling for the last 3 months working on his next book.
So this morning was my first opportunity to deliver the gift. Personally I prefer the pen Rosalee picked out ... an Amboyna burl Jr. Gent II

A special Thanks to Ed for all his help!
still can't get a GOOD photo but ....
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Great story and nice pen, Lenny!

I have an unsigned copy of 1776. I think I'll keep it that way:). I didn't realize that McCullough was still alive.
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Great story and nice pen, Lenny!

I have an unsigned copy of 1776. I think I'll keep it that way:). I didn't realize that McCullough was still alive.
Not only is he still alive, every book he has written is still being published!

so I learned today
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1776 is an awesome account of our first year. And I know it is bad english but David's John Adams is awesomer. Nice gesture, nice pen.
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Friends of mine ran into him once at Colonial Williamsburg and said he was just the nicest person. That's a great gift you gave him. Thanks to people like him, our history is not lost and is brought to light to a whole new generation.
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Hey Lenny---

Ya dun good!!!

Thanks for including me in the process!
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Friends of mine ran into him once at Colonial Williamsburg and said he was just the nicest person. That's a great gift you gave him. Thanks to people like him, our history is not lost and is brought to light to a whole new generation.
They both have a way of making you feel as if you have been friends forever. Very gracious people!

He is a national treasure!
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Lenny, Great pen! And great story! I'll bet Mr. McCullough is still reeling with excitement!
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Having recently watched John Adams and the bonus material with Mr. McCullough I'm certain he was exceptionally pleased.
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Lenny, Great pen! And great story! I'll bet Mr. McCullough is still reeling with excitement!
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Thank you for making the wood available and for your kind comments!
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