After decades of computer use… I still like paper!
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.
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…
Mind wandering on a Erika…
All I know about ribbon tins is they stopped being used in the 1960’s…. I wanted to see if the ribbon inside was good; it was.
… the lid had been put on wrong and prevented all movement of the keys. Bend the arms where they should have been… the lid above the keys and a working typewriter goes thudding along…
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.
I love the look of “The Empire” and its fun.
You don’t often see wild turkey’s in a parking lot… let alone sitting on the hood of a car; life is full of unexpected wonder!
Part of me heads for the couch to take a nap… another part wants to ride a bike… today the bike won.