My kids have gone retro!

“Moooooommmmm, check out this cool thing I found in the neighbor’s trash,” my daughter shouted out as she came in the house yesterday. ( The fact that she was digging in the neighbor’s trash is a whole other issue) She calls out, ” I think it’s called a typewriter…..why would someone want to throw something this cool out???”

She quickly hauls the thing up to her room, plugs it in, and with great anticipation begins typing. And with in mere moments she is obsessed with this antiquated Sears typewriter! As I type this post on my MacBook laptop computer, she is happily typing away in her room. As a matter of fact, even SportTman has gotten in on the fun, and they are both typing notes to each other. They both think it’s so cool how there is no printer involved, and the typed print almost magically appears on the paper!

And as an added bonus, the notes they type to each other have been really sweet and kind. These typed notes to each other contain words I never hear spoken in our house!

So the Sears typewriter has brought peace and harmony to our house, at least for the moment!

As the saying goes, “One man’s trash, another man’s treasure!!”

Throw out the iPods, Playstations, laptops, cell phones and bring back the typewriter!! 🙂

For more Retro memories check out Linda’s post. 🙂


  1. Oh that’s hilarious. . . . Reminds me of something with my girl – I may have to post on it later this week! The new and unknown is always fun!!

  2. I still miss typing on those old electrics. Something about the sound of it that is very relaxing for me. I loved to type on those things.

  3. My mom and grandparents had them. I loved using it. Actually my last job that I worked at before staying home they still use electric ones to type invoices. The electric one is pretty neat as well but I use to love the sound of hitting the lever thing back to the beginning. How fun for them.

  4. That’s funny, however, I’m not ready to go back to the typewriter. I like my “cut and paste” abilities.

  5. Back again. I remember how cool it was in high school when the IBM Selectric’s came out. Those things were smooth!!! We had an old manual typewriter at home!!

    You inspired me – my nostalgia post is today!

  6. Wow…who knew, in this day of high tech, that a typewriter would be such a prized novelty? 🙂

    Enjoyed visiting your blog…by the way, I LOVE the name of your blog! 🙂

  7. That is so funny. We had a similar experience when Daddy D was cleaning out some stuff from the attic, he found his old Atari 2600. The kids were obsessed with it for a full week – then went back to the Nintendo. But, it was kinda cool for that week – at least I knew how to play those games.

  8. I think it would be great if kids could learn how to type on a regular typewriter. I can’t believe that I had to start on a manual – don’t think I could do it now.

    I love how all the ‘old stuff’ becomes a new treasure. Just too funny!

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