Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Typewriter Month Blessing



I remember, as a child, gathering around the Typewriter tree with our cups of hot 3-in-1 oil. We would sing traditional Typewriter carols; "What Typewriter is This?", "We Three Repairmen", and "Margin Bells." Those were the days before the Typewriter season became so commercial. Even so, there is nothing like the smell of typewriters just out of the drying oven.

I wanted to share a Typewriter Month blessing that has stayed with me to this day:

May the ribbon you use be inky.
May your typebars be clash free.
May your strikethroughs be few.
May your correspondence be often
And remember, that you are saving the written word.

In all seriousness, I think that Feb. is a great month for ITAM. Let's thank Deek (Look for his blog Type Clack in the sidebar) for his suggestion. With all the Type-Ins, events, and blog postings, you can see how alive and vibrant this community is.

4 comments:

  1. That blessing is marvelous. I think, with your permission, that should be the official ITAM motto!

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  2. I prefer the more traditional "O Schreibmaschine"

    Great post!

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