great blog entry Ken! Really enjoy these moments shared pieces. after all, after a while, constantly reading and writing about typewriters would be boring. its truly more about sharing this little fragments that might otherwise be lost. getting out what we can before it hides back. good stuff, my friend!
I usually don't read a whole blog if it isn't about typewriters but that was a great story. Thank you for sharing it.
How cool! This kind of thing is the closest we can come to time travel.
What a family treasure--you are lucky to have it!We bought an antique reel-to-reel at a yard sale ($5) with a tape where a man and his son from South Boston discussed the blizzard of 78 as it was starting and then after. The machine played the tape once and then broke down. It felt like we'd been eavesdropping on private conversations and then had the door closed on us.There have to be a lot of these old homemade tapes around the country. If someone were to digitize these recordings it would make a hell of a podcast!
very interesting entry. havving dealt with so much family detritus recently the hard-and-fast rule is "the person who insists it be kept is responsible for it." make him take the firebox.
What wonderful keepsakes. You are so lucky to be able to have all of those things, especially the tapes. But you did not say you stopped at the Reading Terminal Market.
Your writing is truly coming alive lately. Keep it up!