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Memories of a Typewriter

Typewriter from Juwel

This is a funny video, but the musician is very clever. Dad’s study was a wonderful place, full of books, and classical music. I used to love hearing my Dad pounding away on his typewriter, when he was writing his sermon for Sunday. I know you can get similar sounds on the computer, but it’s not the same. I used to like the smell of the ribbon too, and the sound of the paper being put in over the rollers. The carriage return always made such a satisfying sound.  No wonder writers were so creative. Nostalgia, isn’t it wonderful?  Though I must admit that as I am not the greatest typist, I am very grateful to my computer for spell check, as quite often I have missed out a letter, when I haven’t pushed the keys hard enough. Cut and paste is pretty good too. Anyhow, back to Dad. The family wasn’t allowed to interrupt him, while he was composing. I would sneak in on the pretext of reading my book. Then I was told in no uncertain terms that I could only sit there if I was quiet. However,  I used to drive him mad, because my favorite question was, WHY? Eventually, when he’d had enough he would throw me out. Now I am grown up I know how he feels. I don’t like to be interrupted either.  Enjoy the video

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=G4nX0Xrn-wo&sns=em

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6 comments on “Memories of a Typewriter

  1. globalunison
    August 20, 2012

    This reminded me of a typewriter my dad used to use when i was very young! Thank you for the share!
    Much love,
    -Naima.

  2. dorannrule
    August 20, 2012

    Love it – the old typer and the music too. I learned to type on a manual and still miss the click of the keys! 🙂

  3. russtowne
    August 21, 2012

    DELIGHTFUL! Thank you for sharing it, Judy!
    Russ

  4. Andrea Kelly
    August 21, 2012

    I love typewriters! The sound of the keys is great 🙂

  5. Lutheran Ladies
    August 27, 2012

    I did some typing on a Smith and Wesson the other day and discovered that my finger muscles must have atrophied. It was a workout to push the keys. Now I know why I could never break 60 words a minute (at least that’s the excuse I’m using).

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