Who remembers learning to type on a typewriter?
I sure do. I don’t think I’ll ever forget A S D F .. J K L ; (the center home keys to keep your fingers on) and then hearing that familiar DING! once reaching the end of the line before hitting the carriage return.
I learned to type in Mrs. Blood’s 7th grade class at Riverside Junior High school in Grand Rapids Michigan. That was a fun class. In high school, I ended up competing in shorthand and typing for the B.O.E.C. (Business Office Education Club) State championships. Yes, I was a nerd in school, so what?
Kids today don’t know what it’s like to get their fingers all inky from changing the ribbon. Did you use White-out in a bottle to fix your mistakes or that tape kind on a little orange spool? If you typed in triplicate using carbon paper it was harder to correct mistakes, so we learned not to make any, lest we’d have to start all over.
It’s Called a Typewriter
I was at a garage sale last summer when a little boy asked his mom “What’s that?” as he pointed to an IBM Selectric typewriter. “It’s called a typewriter. It’s what we used to type letters before we had computers.” The boy still looked a little puzzled. “Before we had phones to text our friends, we used those.” Then the little guy’s eyes bugged out of his head in utter disbelief.
A Little Typewriter Trivia
If you watched the Netflix series, House of Cards, Frank Underwood (played by Kevin Spacey) writes a letter to President Walker on an Underwood Portable Typewriter that his father gave him before he left for the Sentinel. He had written only one other letter on the typewriter. His father said, “This Underwood built an empire. Now you go build one of your own.”
Scentsy Typewriter Candle Warmer
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the typewriting days, or know someone who will appreciate a look back, Scentsy has an adorable 4”x 5” old-school typewriter, QWERTY, that is actually an electric wickless candle warmer. It stands 4.5” tall.
This is a Limited Supply Offer, so if this old school home or office decor is your type, be sure to get yours before it sells out. (Did you see what I did there?)
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About the Author: Laurie Ayers is a Michigan work from home mom and a Superstar Director with Scentsy Wickless Candles. She enjoys helping men and women start and maintain a home based business in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Germany, Ireland, UK, France, Austria and Spain. To download a FREE Start Up Guide which provides more details about how to start a home business as well as to learn about our compensation plan go to www.thrivingcandlebusiness.com/how-to-start-a-candle-business/