Archy, Mehitabel, and Me

Our beautiful Blasco Library in Erie PA (featured in this months The Atlantic magazine) will be hosting an event tomorrow night, a one-man show by Gale McNeeley presenting poems, songs and essays of Don Marquis, the creator of the characters Archy & Mehitabel.


Don Marquis wrote for the The Evening Sun newspaper and created the character of Archy in 1916.  Archy is a cockroach who types by jumping from one key to the next.









This era fascinates me because so many new technologies were being introduced to more and more homes and businesses.  Automobiles, telephones, phonographs, electricity, and of course – the typewriter.  These ideas seem quaint to us now, but one hundred years ago these were awe inspiring technologies.


If you live in (or near) Erie PA, I hope you’ll plan to attend this free event.  I know I’ll be there!  ~TH~

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