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Anyone else having issues accessing the yellow side? I keep getting an error message. 

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And here I was, being all happy that so many people have come back over to the blue-side to play ... only to discover it's more likely that with the yellow-side glitches, some of the AN-junkies came to the blue-side just to get a fix ...

*sigh*

Y'all, Please consider sticking around when the yellow side gets straightened out! The more the merrier! 

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Well, the gremlins got evicted from yellow and found a new home over here until they got the final eviction.. I'll try not to be as much of a stranger. That's one thing I miss about the old format- I'd get notifications on yellow for blue and vice viersa, but now they're totally separate.

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That's what so called progress does to us; especially senior citizens who were just introduced to the typewriter when we were in High School. We just need to keep trying by asking questions, read info sheets, and even going to classes. It seems to some of us like a perpetual running motor that changes its speed every decade.

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We used to have a truly 'antique' typewriter. Carriage return was on the left.

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On 3/15/2020 at 12:43 PM, amoLucia said:

We used to have a truly 'antique' typewriter. Carriage return was on the left.

You had to have STRONG fingers and wrists to type on those old typewriters. Push that key down with vigor! The first time I tried a little electric typewriter, any little finger twitch gave me a letter. White-Out was awful, as I found out...especially if you dropped or knocked over the bottle. At least with "backspace", it is easier to 'fix' errors! Good thing, too, as I am not the best typist in the world.

 

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Noooo. I liked erasible typing paper!

I loved my old electric typewriter. Heavy to swing up to the table, but that machine typed beautifully. I learned keyboarding & secretarial typing things on my own with that machine. I won't throw it away. If I could find ribbons, I'd use it every now and then.

My Mom used an old manual clunker. She had the most AMAZING typing skills. SPEED and ACCURACY. I used her machine until I bought my electric for college.

But that old lefty typewriter was a real oldie. I liked it!

And you can still use White-Out as paint to put your house number on your dark outdoor trash bucket. I just did so about a month ago. 😀

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I have a lifelong friend my sister's age (born 1949) who has cerebral palsy. Our parents were friends in Oklahoma. Her family moved to Socal when we did. Her parents sent her to a private school.She was assumed to have some mental retardation. She learned to walk after surgery at age six. She had to pay attention to walk so drooled. She only  drooled when paying attention to other muscles. Her speech was, and still is, slow and difficult to understand until you are used to it.

I was staying with her family when her Dad gave her an electric typewriter. We had made up a silly long poem in iambic pentameter insulting her older brother that was the first thing she typed. She used one finger stopping to wipe the drool. He folks took me with them to the school where they at first accused me of typing it. They put her at a desk with a typwrited and she typed what the dictated to her. She was then put in the proper grade and allowed to type her work, even tests. IQ scored 117! I was only 12 and was the first to know she was smart.

She moved to Canada where her sister was an eye doctor. She could not work in the USA because she had Medicare as a disabled person. In Canada with their "Medicare" she worked delivering laundry in a children's hospital. She was a role model of cheerfulness for the sick and disabled kids. 

She also wrote for the employee newsletter. Now retired she does their newsletter with interesting stories about employees and patients.

We used to write letters. Although I can understand her speech in person it is harder on the phone. We email at least once  week.

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herring, I love to read your anecdotes and stories from your life. You and your life are fascinating and inspiring. Thanks for sharing what you do and the way you do.

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