One month to go!
Flights booked, hotels booked, itinerary confirmed - all is (just about) in readiness. It's (almost) all systems go!
I can hardly wait ...
Only the second Australian (and first New Zealander) to attend a typewriter collectors' gathering in the U S of A (after Bob Moran, in Philadelphia in June 2000).
The road map I'm bringing for Richard Polt.
May be a bit out of date by now?
In one month I get to meet:
Alan Seaverand so many others ... Fritz Niemann from Germany, Dave Davis, Mike Brown, Jack Knarr (I hope one-finger-typist, fellow journo Jack will make it), Don Feldman ... all on the "Must Meet Before I Die" bucket list - my mind is just swimming with names ... and with anticipation.
(I hope he can make it)
(I hope he can make it)
Eight years ago I was typing all these names in a Who's Who of the Typewriter Collecting World.
They were just names in big, bright lights for me back then. I'm not ashamed to say I hero-worshipped them (though it might embarrass them to see me write that!).
Now I get to meet these guys!
Starting to think about making some T-shirts for the occasion, and putting together a few ideas for designs ...
Almost heaven, West Virginia
Chestnut Ridge Museum
Monongahela River -
Life is old there
Older than the wedge
Younger than the Coliseum
Growin' like a hedge
Country Roads, take me home
To the place I belong
West Virginia, vintage typers
Take me home, country roads
Wow, all those illustrious typewriter people, and Robert Messenger?! A gathering scarcely to be missed! I can't wait to read the minutes of this meeting!
For what it's worth, I like the psycheldelic version of of the LC Smith/Remington 10(right handed return) typewriter.
have a great time Robert! I'm just sad that I'm not able to make it myself.
Maybe next time.
Another song for your trip, Robert. I sincerely hope you have a great time. Take ambrosia, they'll be hungry.
Exciting! Have a great trip!
OK, I'm expecting some fine reportage from you. How about some video interviews with all of those illustrious folks? I know Will Davis has the equipment and expertise. Heck, about any camera/phone would do the job these days. At least some nice still portraits so we can attach faces to the names. I can tell you are excited based on the creative output you are putting forth. And my T-shirt vote, too, goes for that wonderfully colorful Remington.
I'm looking forward to this a lot!
Maybe we should make a set of postcards from all those great designs.
I didn't know the Joni Mitchell song -- thanks, Rob.
We're looking forward to meeting you too. This is shaping up to be "one for the ages," isn't it? I like all of the designs you've shown! I think something of a souvenir nature would not be out of the question at all.
Have a safe and enjoyable trip. Sorry I cannot make the gathering.
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