Many years ago I bought an old typewriter at a jumble sale and for the next eighteen years it sat in an attic. It wasn’t forgotten because it was a project that sat on the back burner in my mind. I have many of those projects.
My kids messed around with it and eventually pulled the ribbon right out of the spools. It sat and gathered dust. Then we moved to the USA and the old typewriter came with us. It’s new home was on an school desk in my studio and for the next eight years I piled as much on top of it as I possibly could.
Then I decided to try and clean it……not too successful.
I bought a new ribbon which the dog ate and turned his white fur black in the process.
Finally I bought another ribbon, kept it in a safe place and eventually attempted to install it. I over thought the installation process until Google was my friend and an old Underwood manual made the whole thing so easy.
Those Underwood typists must have been strong because I really had to hit the keys hard to make a mark but at last, after more than 25 years…drum roll…..bigger drum roll….
Here is the first thing to roll off that old typewriter..
A small Valentine book for you to write down all the ways you love your special person.
For sale this Saturday at https://www.facebook.com/events/259871504170727/.
Who knows, I may even bring the old typewriter with me.