I Pencil

September 24, 2011

Job Creation & The Big Bang Theory

The year was 1966.  I was 9 years old and had just started the fourth grade at St. Mark’s grade school in Peoria.  When my mom questioned me about what school supplies I needed, I asked her to buy me a mechanical pencil (refillable lead pencil).  I had asked for a mechanical pencil in the past, but was told that I didn’t need one.  When my mom returned from the store, she surprised me with a new mechanical pencil.