A type written message from the past

Posted on 2009-10-07 06:26

I opened one of my old journals this morning and this loose typewritten sheet fell out. There are a bunch of errors and misspellings, but I'm pretty sure that fact only adds to the charm of this particular piece. There's nothing otherwise particularly notable about the entry, but it might inspire some of you to drag out that old typewriter from the closet. I still have the typewriter this entry was composed on. It was given to me by my grandmother, a mid 1950's era Remington Quiet-Riter with the Miracle Tab feature (mine is green). Typewriters like these were considered "portable" models at the time, they were a little smaller and could be used while still in the case with the top open. Mine still works perfectly and I occasionally let the kids work on it (with supervision!).

Journal entry Sept 26, 1996