Tuesday, June 29, 2010

what did we do before computers?

One day when our son was about 8, he asked his dad, "Dad, did you have TV when you were a boy?" "Well, yes son, but it was black and white." Son - "how did you play your games in black and white?" Dad - "Nevermind"

I have been looking for an old typewriter. My friend Debbie, Misty's mom, found this one at a garage sale. It isn't the oldest style, but I was excited to have it. Then last week my friend Candy picked up this old stool for $3.00 for me at an estate sale. I knew exactly what I would do with it. This is now setting in our office. A great reminder of before Delete, and using white out!

Do you love it as much as I do? The only problem...I gotta get a bigger house!


Blondie's Journal said...

This is one neat typewriter, Ceekay! I can't imagine how people typed without their fingers killing them! Great find!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

How neat. I typed a million miles on one of those. I think I even still have a word processor somewhere, that was really getting advanced. lol It looks fabulous on the stool. Hugs, Marty

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I loved typewriters and the click of the keys. Neat find, Ceekay!


Sheila :-)

Julie Harward said...

I do love it, even now it is amazing. I saw an even older one last weekend, I didn't even have the time to really check it out, now I wish I had! :D

Karen said...

OK, not to date myself, but I think I learned to type on one of those in Jr. High!
Yeah, I think we all need a bigger house! Especially if we have kids that still live at home! :)
Enjoy your weekend! Crossing fingers for lots of FUN finds!

Unknown said...

Got your comment! I am not sure where your comment went because I remember it too????? LOVE your typewriter! Gonna have to be watching for one of those for myself. How cute on my desk that would be! Thanks for stopping by.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Gosh, reminds me of typing class and those awful typewriters that you had to stretch your fingers to reach the keys! LOL, I'm telling my age!

I like your little vingette.


A Hint of Home said...

Oh, how it reminds me of the days I worked at Parke, Davis & Co. typing my little fingers off. lol
Looks great in your office.

Anonymous said...

Ceekay... your post made me smile. I have my Dad's old typewriter that he used to type his sermons. I love the sound it makes when striking the paper. Oh, my... where is it? Thanks for the idea of using it in a future post on my blog. Have a wonderful weekend. ~Karen

Happy@Home said...

I do remember typing on those old typewriters and having the keys get stuck sometimes. We have come a long way, but those old ones sure do have a lot of charm.
I love how you have displayed it and what a cute idea to type a welcoming note.

Sonny G said...

I remember that style of typewriter. My Dad had one and he let me learn on it. While I have been through several computers, that typewriter probably still works great lol...
Loved seeing it, that brought back memeories.. Thank you so much for visiting me...


Love Bears All Things said...

Sometimes we are reminded of how old we seem to our wee ones...I was talking about my great grandchildren one day to the Princess and she seemed uncertain I would be around when she has children...There's no guarantee of course but she did get to know her great grandparents on my side..and has some good memories of them...so who knows...of course I got started on my family much sooner than my children did.
I forget about how things have changed until I read a book like Summer at Tiffany which I am reading now. it takes place during WWII when women seldom wore pants, wore gloves with their dresses, etc.
Mama Bear

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

What a fun find...I totally understand the "bigger house" thought! Now ~ where to find a new ribbon?

Salmagundi said...

What a fun typewriter - it brings back lots of memories having typed for years on one similar. Have a joyous 4th. Sally BTW, I keep checking your teal blog - so glad things are going well, so there has been no need to update us. That is wonderful.

Lisa said...

Oh that typewriter is the COOLEST! I'm jealous, I've been hunting for one for ages. Funny story about the black & white tv. I remember life without cable!
Thanks for your sweet comment on the soapboxes. I'd LOVE to see what you come up with. Lisa

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

This is almost identical to the typewriter I used in my first job! Great find! Have a wonderful holiday weekend. laurie

Nanette said...

Hi Ceekay,
Love your old typewriter, soooo glad we don't really have to use them anymore for a living!

Melissa Miller said...

You are so right. Good qustion Ceekay. The typewriter is a beauty.

Thank you for your kind words on my recent post. I'm feeling good these days. I hope you are as well!

Happy 4th of July sweet friend!
~Melissa :)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I love looking at the old typewriters, but don't like typing on them anymore! Been there, done that! I paid my dues on those! I'm so thankful for computers!!


Ana said...

Love your vintage typewriter...I remember using those to type reports and homework for school...Wow, seems like ages ago :-) Can't say I miss it though...Love my computer with spell check, delete, copy, paste and all it's other wonderful functions. Hope you're doing well my friend. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

Hugs and Kisses,


The Old Parsonage said...

Cool! Love it for decorating and to use in craft projects too!!

Thanks for stopping by The Old Parsonage, come back soon!


Sharon said...

Ob boy I remember when I had to type 50 words a minute to get a job, wow was that hard and now when I am retired I go like crazy on the computer. I am late at stopping bye to say hi to a fellow sorority sister. I had company last week but settled in now. You made me stop and think I am happy to be in the high teck world.

Unknown said...

I DO love it as much as you do! :) I have an old typewriter but it needs a ribbon. Isn't it funny how different it feels from your key board?

I hope you have a great 4th!


Annette Smith said...

Hi Ceekay, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I've been to yours several times but just noticed this visit that I hadn't become a follower yet so I have fixed that and wanted to let you know I love your blog and that little house on the pointer is just too cute.

Natasha in Oz said...

I love that old typewriter! I have seen quite a few around the place over here too and was thinking of getting one myself. My kids are fascinated with them!

Best wishes and happy weekend,

Kathy said...

Looks just like the one I learned to type on!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

oooo CeeKay...this is a GEM of a typewriter! The type is so clear!!! Love it!
I really have a better idea for you...
I would hate for you to have to go through the trouble in packing and moving to find a bigger house.
Happy 4th girl :)))

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