Monday, September 22, 2014

Why Old School Is Still Cool My Son & His Vintage Typewriter

My son who just turned 12 on August 30th seems like he lived long ago and was born again. You may laugh at that but so many things he does and wants is not something a typical person his age would. Starting about 3-4 years ago he asked for a vintage typewriter.  On Saturday we had gone to Put-in-Bay for the afternoon. I love shopping at thrift stores, garage sales etc he enjoys it also. I just happened to see a sign for a thrift store. They closed in 23 minutes and we decided to make a quick stop.

I was looking at many tables set up of items outside. He walked in the door and I saw the biggest smile on his face. On the table as you stepped in the door was a vintage typewriter from 1967 in box with instructions. It was priced at $50.00 and he had birthday money left. While I looked around the rest of the store he stood and looked at it. He had not brought his money with him. I asked the worker if they knew anything about it. All she knew was it was a one owner item and it was well taken care of. I asked Dave if he really wanted it. I knew the answer was going to be yes. I was able to get the price down to $45.00 plus tax.
Above is the first letter he wrote. It was a thank you note to me. Below is a letter he typed and sent to his grammie.

Since we got home all I could hear was He typed thank you notes for his birthday party to send to two of his friends. He started to write a novel but ran out of ribbon. We are on the search to purchase more. We researched it online and have found that what he purchased was worth $139.90-$440.00 at least that is the going rate on Ebay. He has a laptop and he just got a Ipad mini for his birthday but he loves this typewriter! All I can say is old school is still cool.