I did it. I couldn’t control myself any longer. I kept looking for deals, and I kept getting outbid on lower priced typewriters, and I just decided to do it.
I bought a Smith Corona Corsair Deluxe portable typewriter just like the one I got for Christmas the year I learned to type. I guess I’m buying pieces of my past. I loved learning to type. It made me happy.
I also bought a new black/red ribbon. The one I need is no longer available, so the thing suggested was to buy a recommended size, then pull the ribbon off the new spools and put them on the old spools. I can do that!
I can’t wait to have a piece of my past back in my hot little hands.
I remembered something from when I was in typing class. My teacher was a very tall, big boned man with heavy footsteps. He used to play record albums while we were doing our typing exercises. Here’s the one song that sticks out in my mind.
Ps…All the typewriters in our classroom were HUGE manual typewriters, but there were two electric. I never got to type on the electric. At the end of the school year, there was an awards ceremony, and typing ‘pins’ were awarded to some students. I got a pin for 42 words per minute. I know that doesn’t sound good, but those HUGE typewriters were hard to push the keys down on. It seemed like you pushed a long way! I was happy with my pin.