...or we could write other, more esoteric, things.
Typewriters inspire the written word.
At least for me...and some of our Grandlittles.
Mr. Jenny and I have started collecting vintage, portable typewriters.
Garage sales, my Dad and Craigslist have been our 'sources' thus far.
And our major source of repair and information has been a tiny, eccentric little shop in Mesa.
Mesa Typewriter Repair is an absolute gem of history, knowledge and just enough dust to make your imagination go wild.
...this remarkable place is filled with obsolete writing tools that inspire Mr. Jenny and I to ask at every single garage sale, "Do you have any old typewriters to sell?"
Almost always the answer is negative.
But we've scored several times now.
Our favorite so far is a bright red one.
It's our Granddaughter's favorite as well.
Granddaughter, Riley, wrote a very neat poem on it.
Granddaughter, Julia, started a story that began, "My name is Dandelion but people call me Daring because my name is nothing like I am."
We continue our request for these relics of past words written.
If you have a colored case portable typewriter that you want to get rid of, please let me know.
And if you have an old typewriter out in the garage, bring it inside and try your hand at typing again.
It's amazing how many words are born with the clickity-clackety sound of an old typewriter at work.
PS. Sorry for the sideways pictures. So frustrating.