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!!
After typing 50 letters using my typewriters… my fingers seek out the Underwood’s. Not that other machines don’t do a great job… the touch wants what the touch want!
After typing 5 letters in a row with my 1956 Remington Travel-Riter, the ribbon started to snag… I switched to my 1962 Royal Futura and it’s able to handle a dozen pages in a row without issue… keeps asking for more paper!
After mailing off 115 letters to members of congress using my computer… I’ve gotten back 1 meaningful response. As a result I will switch to using my typewriter in the hopes that a “pitch” of civil interactions and debate will have more impact when the words were typed by a real human hand… (plus using a typewriter is more fun)!