For this week’s challenge, share a photo with letters — no matter the alphabet.
I first learned to type my name on an old typewriter my dad had in the early 50s. Perhaps it was a sign of what was to come as I took business courses in high school and ended up working as a secretary for about 40 years. What does that have to do with this week’s challenge, you ask? Well, nothing really. Except that I enjoy playing around with different style fonts on things. That, and I can’t begin to even imagine how many letters I have pounded out on typewriters and computers! But I digress. The following are my contributions for this challenge and they have absolutely nothing to do with my previous career! So, without any further ado. . . I bring you letters (of sorts)!
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Thanks, Cee! 🙂
LOL about the typewriters. Dang, I hated those things. In high school, we bought a black used Royal typewriter exactly like this one: http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/083/4/a/Old_Royal_typewriter_by_TheKid965.jpg
My parents were on a budget so I had to use those old circular typewriter erasers with a brush at the end. I’m sure you remember those. Later on, when I went to college, I worked part-time and bought those little sheets that would transfer a white film…but man, when you made a typo with a carbon… sheesh! Thanks for the memories.
Oh, Koji, how I do remember! And carbon paper — man, when I started working at a law firm in the early 70s, at least they had electric typewriters. But when I had to type a will, I had to use four sheets of different colored carbon paper. And I could not make a typo on a Will or I had to start over!! Oh, brother, those memories!!
Typewriters…to think that’s all I used to get through college. Ah the memories.
They made for more accurate typists in my humble opinion! 😉
Some great fonts here – I you I worked as a typist for many years and now love playing around with different fonts on blog posts. I really like old fonts like the one used on the old truck in your photo.
Interesting how we typists enjoy letters! 😉
Sorry – for an ex-typist that was terrible – I meant to say – like you. I think I need new glasses. 🙂
love dat truck 🙂
Now, why am I not suprised! heehee 😆
Love the typewriter (although you realize you’re dating yourself LOL as I am with my comment!)
I often date myself — I find me so entertaining at times! Bwaaaahhhahahaa 😛
I like the old pickup truck and that batch of old signs. But the typewriter stands out. I had to take typing in high school and it turned out to be one of the most useful classes I’ve ever taken as those skills transferred to keyboarding seamlessly. However, I find the iPad and phone daunting because I can’t rest my fingers on the “keyboard” and there are more than one screen in order to include all the characters.
I used to tell any kids who asked, learn to type in high school. Guess it’s a moot point now since they’re all using computers from preschool! ❗
Great post, Linda. I finally got over here! I too learned on a typewriter. Wonderful photos … totally enjoyed this!! Thank you! Love, Amy
Thanks, Amy! I know, the days have been crazy! 🙂
Oh and then some!! Linda, you have NO idea. Tee Hee. (((HUGS))) Amy
fun post Linda – and I am leaving a comment so that you will have my email address – email me and I will chat with you about making vids…..
Thanks, Y! Much appreciated! 🙂 I’ll put “making videos” in the subject so you’ll know it’s me!
sounds great!! 🙂 have a good day
Great shots of letters!
Thanks, Easter! 🙂
My pleasure! 🙂
Love the variety of letters here!
Thanks! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
What a fun posting this is. I sometimes think people should have to use a typewriter in school for a year. Then they would know how lucky they are. 🙂
You make a valid point! Ah, but the times they are a’changin’! 🙂 Or, rather, my how times have changed! 😉
I LOVE COCA COLA 😛
I liked it in the 60s in the small glass bottles. Completely different than today’s!
we have bought some of the those retro bottles of coca cola – a few times – but I bet they had a different formula back int he 60’s – that also used real sugar! mmmmm
I’m sure it was a different formula and I’m also quite sure they would have used real sugar! Now, if they brought those back, I’d be in trouble!
Yup times 2! 🙂
My husband has an old typewriter like that hanging out in our back storage room. Your post reminds me of learning how to type on one of those same typewriters in Mrs. Markham’s typing class. That was a long time ago! And the truck reminded me of my old Grandpa. Thanks for the memories.
Anytime, Janice! I love to reminisce! 🙂