Lydia has a Kit Kittredge American Girl doll that she loves. I have to say that Kit is my favorite. I just love her story … set during the depression. One thing that Kit dreams about is becoming a reporter. She has a typewriter and uses it to write news stories for her father.
So Lydia has been wanting a typewriter. They are quite expensive to find one in good working order at an antiques store. And online? I have seen them for well over $500. Imagine our delight when Lydia's Gran gave her a typewriter! It was Gran's own typewriter that she used in college in the 1960s. It's a Royal Quiet De luxe and it needs some cleaning - Gran wasn't sure how long it had been sitting. Lydia loves to play with it, even though it doesn't have a ribbon. You can still see the white-out mark on the carousel that Gran made while writing papers. Oh I just love it!
I need to order Lydia some ribbon so she can actually use it. Yes, there are places online that still sell old typewriter ribbon at a reasonable price! I have cherished memories of sitting down with my parents' own non-electric typewriter when I was a kid and writing to my heart's content. I can't wait to see what Lydia types up. It's just different from the computer. Something about its simplicity makes it more fun!
Here are some picture. Sixteen actually … yeah, I know, I just couldn't stop taking pictures of it! Scroll. down for the best ones ;) ……… Enjoy!
And Grace playing with it this morning …
And my favorite one … makes me :) …
You may now go about your business freely …. have a wonderful day!!