Handwritten note: Keep this up here plz thanks -Cole P.S. Keep it up for 20 yrs plz thank you

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 week, we’re featuring several visitors’ hopes or messages to their future selves.

Cole, we couldn’t keep your note on the wall for the next 20 years (unfortunately), but we CAN post it here to stay online forever.

hi my name is Cole. 🙂 I like basketball and rocket league. Today I played pvz gw2 it is really fun…

pizza rocks and people like it too, like people who are weid weird sorry my writing is bad.

Zoos are nice because of the animals. Gameworks is the best arcade. so, hi older me you are probably reading this so hi.

This is my first time of a typewriter. did Do you still like stake and shake? tell me plz if you have a tella porte a tellerporter. Can you do that for me? Today we had to put dasiey down, it was June 20, 20i8 2018 so tell me soon ok? 🙂

I am still sad, but I will get over it soon I hope 🙁

am I still friends with Andrew? tell plz no matter what

[handwritten:] Keep this up here plz thanks – Cole

P.S. Keep it up for 20 yrs plz thank you

Handwritten note: Keep this up here plz thanks -Cole P.S. Keep it up for 20 yrs plz thank you

Ash and Vig, everything will work out, don’t worry. At least you have letters to keep you close!


I’m sorry for leaving home. I hope that I will be able to visit more. I know that you think that I am getting a good education, but it is hard to be so far away. Some days I wish I stayed home, around people I knew. It isn’t easy some days. I look forward to when I can see you again, hopefully that will be soon. Someday we will be able to look back and be glad that we made the choices that we made. Hopefully these four years will go by quickly and we will be able to spend much more time together.



While it is more of a confession than a hope, there is still an element of wondering what the future will bring in this letter.

Hi Mr. B,

Here is a big secret in my heart. It’s about you, but I hope you would never know that. I can’t see any future about what I’m eager for. Actually, I can even say I know nothing about you. We’re just friends in your eyes, right? I should be satisfied with the current situation, but I can’t control myself to miss you, like you, and work hard for you. This emotion makes me become a better person, even though you never know what makes me become what I am now. I’m just a tourism for you, which I consider as a tragedy. I know I shouldn’t think so much, my bad. Now, this printer knows my secret, it’s in Chicago. I will leave the story here, and decide to forget things that I shouldn’t remember here. I will go back finally, therefore, I should keep in mind that a dream is just dream.

Hope you will be happy and healthy forever.



2:53 pm

In Chicago, Illinois

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