Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sunday 160 - Old Friends

Mrs. MM found this beautiful "antique" on line and generously gave it to me as a gift. I had forgotten the wonderful sensory experience of typing on an old keyboard. The pressure, sound, even the musty odor of an old attic mixed with the slight smell of ink as keys struck the black ribbon. I hope this to be the first of many posts I will type in throw back fashion. No spell check. No easy cut and paste. Just raw "hand set type". Also, special thanks to Mrs. MM for scanning my typed paper and for taking and Photoshopping in the photo.
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If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post after 8:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.
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22 comments:

Brian Miller said...

dude, that is awesome...love the sounds of an old typewriter...

mine will be up shortly...after midnite, you know...smiles.

have a great sunday monkey.

Brian Miller said...

alright monkey...its up.

my 160

PattiKen said...

I can almost you typing from here. It's been a long time since I laid fingers to a keyboard like that.

I'm in this week, mostly because I just gotta take the opportunity to brag.

PattiKen said...

Oops, forgot the link.

Junior Superhero

Olivia said...

This is simply awesome!
Wishing you a great Sunday.. xx

Fish-ful Thinking

Alice Audrey said...

Not me! My fingers hurt just thinking about those old typewriters.

Mine is up

moondustwriter said...

Awww the perfect sound for a writer

here's a diet for you MM
go bananas

thanks for hosting!!!

Matty said...

Ah, the good ole days. We still have one typewriter at work we sometimes use to make manual changes to a paper manpower schedule. But it's the newer electric version. I haven't used a real old one in what seems like forever now.

the walking man said...

What are those two things? The one around the wrist and that thing in front of the hands?

Mama Zen said...

That is so cool!

Jinksy said...

My Old Friends are different!

Jinksy said...

PS - my fingers used to get stuck BETWEEN the keys - I have no fond memories!!

Dr. Heckle said...

I agree with Brian, that is awesome. Most of my high school and college papers were written on a typewriter...

There's something about it that makes you think a little harder about your writing, and that something is not wanting to type the whole damn thing over again when you screw up!

I do miss my typewriter though... I wish I hadn't gotten rid of it.

g-man said...

Do you have any carbon paper to go with that?
Nice retro post MM...
I played...G

Sonshu said...

http://sonshus.blogspot.com/2011/05/trust-me-youll-fly.html

Mines here :) Shall comment on the post tomorrow and definitely visit other blogs :)

MorningAJ said...

I remember using a typewriter. It really is something special.

Evelyn said...

Oh my, is that not a thing of Beauty.
hooray for Mrs. MM!!

here is mine...
http://wp.me/p15UJg-19J

bodhirose said...

How great--what a nice Mrs. MM to gift you with such a cool gift. I love your poem written on your old typewriter.

Here's mine this week: http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/05/15/lila-grace/

The Bipolar Diva said...

now that's cool!

Me said...

Ah, I have fond memories of my old typewriter. Dang, I don't even know what happened to it...that is a shame for sure.

I know I'm late to the party, but I'm in with a 160 this week. Mine is Here.

Pheromone Girl said...

I love the sound of the keys - I had forgotten how hard you have to push to get them to strike. You can only bold by hitting them HARD.

rosaria said...

Are you protesting this instant communication device we call computer/internet/blogger or what?