Friday, September 24, 2010

Click click click goes the typewriter

When I was a little girl my mom had the most beautiful typewriter. It is was a turquoisey-blue color. Just like the one here on flickr. I had fun typing little stories using both the black and red ink. Winding the ribbon and getting ink on my fingers.

In high school I took two years of "typing"...and it was on both manual and electric typewriters. It makes me feel SO OLD to think that they still had MANUAL typewriters when I was in high school! Of course all this learning to type was intended for use on typewriters,. Boy did I luck out that I can use those skills I learned on that old dinosaur for my computer now! I can type like the wind thanks to all those "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" exercises.

My little typing girl is currently up for grabs on ebay.


Anonymous said...

beautiful work!!!

nollyposh said...

Oh i so love your little stories X:-)

Tammy said...

How adorable! I had a second hand typewriter just like that when I was in my 20s that I named "Smithers."

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Me too! I rocked at "keyboarding" class on old computers - two years worth, was that really necessary!? But I am a very good typer. :)

Anonymous said...

Personally I always had a typewriter but I sure don't miss those knuckle busting things and putting paper in all the time, lol.

Eveline said...

Oh how I hated my typing class my parents made me and my sister take.
We had one electric typewriter and one manual one and we had to swap every week. I was 15 and we learned how to type up official looking letter, and I had to remember how wide the border had to be, and where the return address had to be and all those annoying little rules..
But like you, I can now type without looking at the screen, and my quick brown fox can jump over twenty lazy dogs at a time.