Alphabet: Weekly Photo Challenge

DSCF4302These were even before my time!  Our first telephone was a fetching two-tone green affair.  How over-awed we were!

DSCF4303Sadly, this was not before my time.  I learned to type on one of these, and I have the arthritic wrists/fingers to prove it!

The Weekly Photo Challenge this week was ‘alphabet’.  To see other responses, click on the link.

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About Sandra

I cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and write fiction and poetry. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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23 Responses to Alphabet: Weekly Photo Challenge

  1. We had a phone just like your top picture! It was heavy

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  2. I learned on the same machine! Oh, the memories….I’m so happy for my computer 😉

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  3. Sue says:

    Great responses to the challenge, Sandra!

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  5. I remember both of these, Sandra. However hard typing on a typewriter was, the skills served me well when I transitioned years later to a keyboard. 🙂 I read once that when secretaries switched from manual to electric typewriters, they gained weight. I can understand that the calories burned were a lot less!

    janet

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  6. I remember that typewriter we had one or two in our class and those who arrived late had to use those instead of the newer ones that were just as monstrous.

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  7. K.Z. says:

    i love these Sandra!

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  8. I’m not showing my age, but I too have used a similar typewriter and needless to say, jumped into computers as soon as they came out!

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    • Sandra says:

      I transitioned through something called a Screentyper which was just a word processing machine. Didn’t do much other than type and edit but it was heaven to me and my poor wrists. 🙂

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  9. My grandparents had a phone similar to that one, and the typewriter was one of the first ones I started typing on. I gladly adapted to newer models as they came along because I can remember those keys crashing together. 🙂

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  10. Wonderful take on the challenge, and I too learned to type on a manual typewriter…..it was hell!!

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  11. I seem to remember my parents had a phone like that one in the house where I was born. You used to get it from the Bell Telephone Company in the U.S. and Dad was not one for seeking modernization as long as something worked. I learned to type in high school and the machines were newer than that. I just always seemed to get one that skipped. 😀 — Suzanne

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  12. Kah Choon says:

    Lovely captions!

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