typewritten soldiers created with a capital w and & symbol

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here!

This note was from a party right before the Museum opened to the public. We’re so excited to share one of our very first stories!

Sure, what all the greats said has been said, now there is a stage for all the other “non” others and shushed voices, now there is a placard empty on the wall for all yawl to pour a drink and check check on the microphone, is mine working?

check, check

Beth’s eyes cry out from the crowd, hers are pupils with vibrations, hers make notes that even musicians can read, do you hear them? Well, are you listening?

Paige M Balir 5/6/17

ps. thx for the gala AWM

The typed soldiers on this short piece are great. We also understand the idea of being careful where our imagination leads us to…but not TOO careful.

A wonderful place that invites words, worlds that accompany them, emotions and engagement. BE CAREFUL that you are not unwittingly drawn in.

typewritten soldiers created with a capital w and & symbol

We’re glad you enjoyed the typewriters! Does anyone else have stories of their experiences typing?

I used one of these typewriters in my first job as a newspaper reporter in Middletown, Ohio. It is so strange to hear the sound and feel the keys today, when computer keyboards are so quiet and composition is so much easier to revise and correct. No need for White-Out anymore.

Thank you for this experience.

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