Here is one of Grace's favorite things -- her typewriter! Maddy and Poppy surprised Grace with this typewriter for her birthday last month and since that time I have loved hearing every clackety clack of the keys, every ringing of the bell at the end of the margin and Grace's voice (loud and proud!) after she reads what she has typed. I know that Maddy and Poppy searched high and low and everywhere in-between for this typewriter. Thank you! It has brought us all great joy. It also reminds me of simpler times. There is an English novelist who writes all of his books on a manual typewriter rather than a computer and he puts it best:
"I think the computer user does their thinking on the screen, and the non-computer user is compelled to do a lot more thinking in the head."
By the way, did you know that there is software available that adds typewriter sounds to your computer keyboard? It is designed to make the process of typing more interesting, to reduce stress and to help promote rhythmic typing.