The “c” “?” does not work. Having problems with the ribbon advance. The carriage came loose in shipment. But what a “looker”. Even in its current state it reminded me of a “mini royal flatbed” and the action for a 97 year old is neat.
It took a long time before I realized how important it is to consider that in WWII: Landing strips are needed, places for troop ships to dock were required, hospitals to take care of the wounded had to be built, roads to transport… etc. This took great effort, in harsh conditions and is often overlooked. These are things my father did… when I looked up images I found the award ceremony for the Distinguished Unit Badge (AKA Presidential Unit Citation) and it took time for me to understand that such awards happen long after the fact… which explained why the uncropped picture was a empty field with a handful of people. Better late than never they say: So I salute all who did their part… Thank you!
I have typed over 220 letters… and all I can say is: “that’s a lot of paper!”
I have passed the half-way point in my letter writing to Congress. So much effort goes into division that I thought a “little effort” toward understanding and unity would was worth my time.
Dr. King used words well and to great effect. Today words are picked apart and little leeway is given to intent and words used. We understand that a word has many meanings… and how a word is said and in what context; shifts its meaning as well. It almost makes me afraid to say anything, because I will not be understood. But then I recall… to be understood you must first speak or be forever misunderstood.
Kentucky Typer had a new old stock (1984) FACIT 1740 for sale. I was looking for a typewriter to do the bulk of my letters to Congress on and the FACIT fit the bill. (The paperwork showed it was tested January 8, 1984 so I use that date).
Looking back on 2017, I look forward to 2018. Which is a good thing after all.
There is nothing better than running into a old friend… good memories rush in and smiles slip in. Even a 43 years old typewriter…
That time of year… time to spread some joy as if it were peanut butter on bread!
A funny thing happened on my way to the l946 KMM, I put in 5 sheets of paper and the typewriter acted with speed, grace & perfection. I had to check to make sure I was not using a Underwood. Less than 5 sheets it skips… more than 6 it freezes up… at 5 MAGIC!!