My Underwood has its Western Union serial number WU5739R and I checked the number under the foot is 205320. I guessed 1909 based on design, but the serial number places it at 1908. For me 1908 is a great year for an Underwood.
Spring is a month away… but the weather has been warm enough think winter’s day is done. As much as I enjoy the cool but warm day… it seems to early to see flowers and trees with green leaves. I will go with the flow and hope the summer does not continue this trend of heat and just enjoy the nice of nice days and nights.
Remember Harry S. Truman, he had a sign on his desk: “The Buck Stops here!” meaning that responsibility came to its resting place at his desk. It would not be passed on to someone else or another department. I miss that type of thinking. I looked at what I typed and I alone am the blame for its content, not the way of the world… not the media… its all GEE!
Been reading lately that the least tolerant people are those who keep asking for tolerance by others. I must be missing something… if someone is intolerant who believes claims that they are virtues of tolerance. I accept the fact that not everyone loves typewriters. Some prefer to use computers, I tolerate this odd behavior.
I love snowflakes, watching them fall… looking at the designs close up… a wonder of the wonderful world. They fall as separate things, group together and we roll them into Snowmen, or pack them into snowballs, make forts and have such fun… love snowflakes. Then I learned it means something else…
After reflecting over the past 40 years on a 109 year old typewriter. I feel I will be a much better person at 40 years from now (age 100). At 109 I may make the transition to mellow…
Picked up my bike, and the bike shop reduced my bill by 50%… I did not get upset that I had driven 84 miles and my bike was not ready. I did not ask anything but they took on themselves to only charge for parts. One of the reason’s I stay with them. I did right by them, they did right by me. (Passing thought, people think that by yelling and making demands gets results. When I worked at a restaurant, a customer made a big deal about his dinner and wanted it done over…. it was a spaghetti dinner. The head cook, dipped into a pot of steaming hot spaghetti sauce, poured it over the dinner and sent it back. The customer was happy…)
The 45th bike ride across Iowa will be the 3rd easiest. 411 miles. Time to get ready.
President Trump said today:
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
When we open our hearts to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
President Obama shook the hand of President Trump after these words were spoken, and I believe he said “good job”
President Trump swore on the Lincoln bible… a president who said: “With malice to none and charity for all.
I’ve written many Presidents, below is a reply I received today Jan 20.
I still hear that “Freedom’s bell” where all are equal and we march together strong and tall up that mountain of goodness and light.
I still see unity; love of character and peaceful disagreement as the way forward.
I still think its true: “We cannot walk alone” I still dream that dream…
Soft sounds still rebounds… “Free at last…” and I see a rainbow of smiling faces hand in hand and I awake…