Grandpa's typewriter

The sound of a typewriter, our dinner table packed with documents: grandpa doing his weekly bookkeeping of the home finances, and correspondence on his vintage typewriter (which wasn't so vintage at that time of course, we're talking about the 70's here). A favorite childhood memory of mine.

Hence my love for old typewriters.

My dream is that one day I will walk into a thrift store and find one to bring home with me.

Update: Dreams do come through, look HERE!
I did find my own old typewriter, hooray!

Grandpa in his office

In my memory my grandpa was always working either at the dinner table or at his own work table. As a little child I was often permitted to "work" at his desk too. I think this was a privilege, because I can't remember anyone else behind that desk, apart from grandpa and me. I wish I had a photo of me as a little kiddo behind that desk! There were stamps and pens in different colours. A lamp he made himself, and which I inherited. Interesting notes, which I didn't understand, which made them even more interesting. Grandpa was and still is a great inspiration to me in getting better organized in my own home finances. He would look through every advertisement to see where he could get a certain product cheapest, or where they would give discounts.

Coming back to typewriters, on youtube I came across this wonderful video:

It's a trailer for the book "The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt" by Carolyn Preston.
I have watched this video over and over again, I love it!
And ordered the book immediately.
Now I do want to start my own scrapbook too, lol.

Have a nice day!

xx Wen

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen