Looking forward…

The best way to face  fear… is to admit you have them.  Its like going Lions, Tigers & Bears… (oh my) and you run into a cowardly lion.  Which would not have happened if Dorothy had stayed out of the forest!

1951 Sears Tower Challenger

I looked back on my records and discovered that in November 2012 I paid $4.99 for this typewriter.  Which still puts a grin on my face… near mint condition.


Another fine mess… my 900th post!

My first post was on a Olympia SM7 from 1961.  I had heard an Olympia portable was used by Stan Laurel, which was all the recommendation I needed.  Checking my typed pages I learned that it was not until September 2012 that I confirmed this information.  Back then I did not even number my posts (only after I passed 250 and  felt it would be helpful to keep track).

Along the way I discovered a website called Letters from Stan where they collected letters that Stan Laurel typed… in 2012 the number of letters was 1,184 today it is 1,620.  Mr. Laurel died Feb 23, 1965 and the last letter they show is from Feb 20, 1965.  Laurel & Hardy always brought a smile to my face.

1961 Olympia SM7

When the phone rings…

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.

1939 Rheinmetall

It took Republicans to overcome Democrates who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964

It could have been 1967 or 8 when our family took a trip to Washington D.C.; we stopped at the office of a Conservative republican Senator Everest McKinley Dirksen… I was not that interested (I wanted to see the Lincoln Memorial); I could not understand why we needed to travel from Illinois to D.C. in the hopes of seeing someone from Illinois… Now 48 years later I understand!

1908 Underwood No. 4
1908 Underwood No. 4