Typing and word processing are birds of a different color. When we had a yard sale, before heading for this life on the road, I sold a brand new typewriter with an auto correction feature, for $2. Does anyone use typewriters anymore? It is wonderful to back space or click where the error is and correct it. Amazing to have spell check as you type with auto correction in many cases. That is just an example of advancing technology. Youngsters 20 and down have no idea of what a real typist had to master to type letters for attorneys and other bosses on a type writer.
But then, sometimes we forget there was a time when we did not have automatic washing machines and heaven knows there was a time when you could not even imagine a dryer! Radio stations that signed on at six in the morning and signed off at midnight with the national anthem. Truckers and all night travelers had only two or three AM stations to listen to. WCKY in Cincinnati and XERF just across the border from Del Rio, TX were two.
The first TV program I ever watched was Howdy Doody. The firemen allowed us boys to sit in the station and watch it. Kids today would laugh it off the air, but it was a beginning. Everything has a beginning, and most things have an ending. This entry is ending. Thanks for coming by the log.
"Give me a sentence about a publicservant," said a teacher.
The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant."
The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.