Friday, April 22, 2022

First Typewriter Experience

     What a heartwarming experience it is to turn on folks to typewriters for the first time!  In a room full of teenagers, only these two were fascinated by my machines.  Beecher is a senior newspaper staff member and Kishaun is in the jazz band.  Both are very creative types.  ;-)

     Beecher asked where he could buy a typewriter, and as I was explaining ShopGoodwill.com to him, he cut me short and told me his mother works with their graphic design team.  He also buys jewelry and shoes from their website.  He's going to look around this weekend and find an electric machine, because like me, he prefers them.

     They gave me permission to post their first typewriter adventure...



Sunday, April 17, 2022

Royal Easter Weekend


     I gifted my sister a custom gold Royal O for her birthday last year. She asked me specifically for a champagne gold with glass keys model to match her d├ęcor, a combination that I've never seen before. Unplug Typewriter Co came to the rescue, restoring a scruffy machine with a cork platen into a beautiful work of art that types like a dream. Often when I visit, I'll type a little something about the good times we're having.  It's like a little timeline of our family gatherings.  She's had the typewriter well over a year now and still I'm the sole person who has ever typed anything significant it.

     If I don't go with them, I'm the usual house and pet sitter when my sister's family goes on vacations.  The Royal O is a nice machine and all, but I still prefer the ease of the electric machines.  I brought my Sears Medalist with the intent to type several pages of personal writings and letters to type pals.  This is as far as I got...








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