I discover ETCetera is fun, funny and a great read…

Three years ago I went to the Etcetera (Newsletter for the Early Typewriter Collectors Association) and found it full of information.  Now I find it a to be a great read; full of humor and interesting things to do.

1965 Royal Aristocrat
1965 Royal Aristocrat

Some how I missed out on Ed Peters comment in issue 1 (Oct 1987) regarding when to be choosy: “If I had heeded my own advice, I never would have accumulated a basement full of common Remingtons, Underwoods, L.C. Smiths and the like- some of them so bad that only a mother could love them…”

Or issue 2 (Jan 1988) “Sitting on your hands and enjoying your “secret collection” is kind of like scoring a hole-in-one when you’re playing alone.”

Just goes to show how one’s views change with time and knowledge.  (I just sent off my check to subscribe…


Another day… another effort to strive for nice!

At the keyboard of this 1956 Underwood… I decided that tomorrow I would strive for nice.  The keys just lead me to such thoughts.  Each time I sit down at this machine I strive for nice and now it inspires goodwill with a single touch.  I have trained it for nice type… nice moods and goodwill thinking.

1956 Underwood  Portable Deluxe
1956 Underwood Portable Deluxe