So, here I find myself writing more letters than Jefferson ever did. OK, well, maybe just the same number of letters that Jefferson did.
Regardless, some bait for this behavior has been dangled by our very own United States Postal Service for decades. Small wonder. They were basically the only game in town.
**** WARNING: PHILATELY AHEAD! ****
Not wishing to be “Booooooooooor-ing!”, I now purchase unused postage stamps online fer cheap. Yep, ya gotta lik em. Here we have a series of stamps I recently purchased.
You will note that in order to actually use the stamps, you must tear great works of art asunder. So instead, you become… a collector. Whoops.
Rest assured, I will be tearing these out and using them to send missives to my scattered friends. This last bastion of the Federal Government’s good deeds shall not go down without a fight. Shove yer Eeeeee-mail! ~TH~
Just got back from a two day writing retreat, zipping around my childhood stomping grounds. Caught up with some friends, got some writing done, and oh yeah… picked up a grungy, mostly functional office typewriter. It will be fully functioning soon.
Enjoy letter writing? Visit Letter Writers Alliance.
Why don’t you write me?
Yeah, I can play this, even without practicing!
I just received some new (old) carbon paper sheets by Pelikan. Yes, I type. Yes, I use carbon paper for my own copies.
I like the photo on the box- so hip! Did not realize that the Pelikan company was still around. It began in Germany- now located in Switzerland. More renowned for their fountain pens, though they do still make carbon paper. Just not printed in this style.
Here is a cool page on their website about the history of the company, with graphics.
The plastic protection cover inside the box shows the logo, and it is marked Germany.
Here’s the backing for a sheet. I like the diamond pattern, and the small typewriter logo that is intermittently shown on the sheets.
Only one more mystery; can anyone identify the typewriter model that the young woman is posing with? Hmmmm…. ~TH~