Today we have a guest post and photo essay from the highly regarded kiwi-d of Dave’s Mechanical Pencils!
(Photos can be clicked for full size views.)
We all tend to focus on nice new pencils – picturesque in their youthful prime. Here’s a little something beyond those early salad days.
1. The beginning with a world of opportunities out there.
2. Office work is not too hard, but over time age starts to show.
3. Working outdoors or in the trades is often a little harder on the body.
4. Still, things are generally all OK.
5. But some don’t take such good care.
6. Others take paths of danger or just plain old stupidity and pay the price.
7. Luckily though many continue to a ripe old age, handing over to the next generation.
8. And spending time as a respected elder.
No pencils were harmed in the making of this article.