Young typist at work.

Young typist at work.

The Lettera is on loan to a burgeoning young typist, the daughter of a friend who I mentioned has been asking her parents for a typewriter.  Shelly was kind enough to send me pictures of her with the typewriter.  She looks like a pro, doesn’t she?  

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Typing among friends

Typing among friends

Nothing beats the tactile tap-tap-tap of typewriter keys as it blends in with the white noise of a coffee shop. Today my local writing group met for our bi-monthly meeting at the Surfers Coffee Bar in Wahiawa, HI.  We take turns leading the meetings, and since it’s my turn I decided I would bring some typewriters and have everyone type up a list of their ideas/works in progress. We got plenty of curious glances.  Several coffee shop patrons came up to us to inquire about the typewriters.  “Where did you get that?” many asked.  The waitress stopped to chat with me about her longing for the typewriter she left back home and told me, “I’m glad you guys came in!”   In attendance were: The black Olympia SF The cursive Olympia...

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