About 6 or 8 of our typewriters, easy. Maybe more. Sure, Martin Remy (Remington Portable #1), you may come with us–ditto Herr Doktor Olympia S.M. Nein, and Oli Lettera 32. Who else? Well, we’d better bring a Quiet-Riter so things don’t get too Nois-Ee. I suppose that at this kind of high-class do, a Socialite would certainly be welcome–but we’d better bring that square, Mr. Smith-Corona Classic 12, as a chaperone. Beyond that, it will be potluck.
One long “church picnic” table, since we said “potluck.”
A portfolio stuffed with regular typing bond, nicer stationery, envelopes, stamps, and the Speed Typing document–up till now a carefully-kept secret (even from myself!) — it’s a selection from Ernst Kreuder’s novel, The Attic Pretenders — an escapist fable and the first book published in Germany after WWII.
A little tripod and a few various (yes, digital) cameras. A small stack of event programs, sure to increase in value if stored properly.
Two typewriters as Grand Prizes for the Speed Typing Competition. Some lesser, er, “typoswag” for the runners-up.
A couple of short, type-written Radio Commercial scripts (one for our bike shop, one for the US Postal Service) that I am going to try to get some lucky people to read at our Station Breaks. Any variety show worth its salt must have the traditional “Word From Our Sponsor”, right?
A comb–since CBS Sunday Morning says they’re bringing a TV crew!
Ah, I know there’s something else, but it will be on a list somewhere–just have to find my map which has all my lists marked on it.
A Personal Appeal: If you are planning to come, do please RSVP to email@example.com, so we’ll now how many deviled eggs to bring!
— thanks for typing, and just as important, reading what others type.
6 responses to “Son of Type-IN is tomorrow”
good luck, and happy typing! 😀
Have a great day! You sound just about organised enough.
Can’t wait to see the video!
Who illustrated the poster?
The poster is by Christine Larsen, a Phila. art teacher, illustrator and comic book artist.
Here’s her blog: http://thelarsenproject.tumblr.com/
She was great; I said, er, can we have some people and a typewriter, scarcely more…
she said, how about this noir deal? It’s a groove to have someone just run with the idea…
Great! Sounds like a fun time. It’d be nice to have all the old radio copy I’ve read through out the past decades before all was placed on a monitor. Then It’d be nice to live where I once lived; about 3 hours form Philly. But I do not miss the Schuylkill Express way. Have tons of fun typing.