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The good old days of writing with typewriters

Learning that the Skagit County Historical Museum has a new exhibit featuring old typewriters, “Hunt and Peck,” I assigned news staffers Bill Reynolds and Marissa Conklin to meet me Friday afternoon at the museum, dragging Bill and me back into our formative years and exposing Marissa to a world so foreign she might as well gotten there by horse and buggy.

Marissa was to photograph Bill and me staring at, comparing, oohing and ahhhing, and reflecting on back in our days when we used manual typewriters. Those were the days.

Practical as I am, I took a typing class at DeVilbiss High School in To...


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