Our first type-out held last Saturday at the shop was a success. It was a beautiful late fall afternoon and the sun came out just in time for the party. Lots of people showed up, many with typewriters in hand ready to type away. It didn't take long before we had a good size crowd on the sidewalk. The sight of so many people typing outside on tables stopped traffic and many people out walking by stopped to check us out and even joined in. I had several tables inside the store with lots of vintage typewriters set out and encouraged people to pick one out and go outside and type. We had food and drinks set up inside the shop and also on a table outside. My wife Anne Marie, and daughter Emma, came early with the coffee, goodies, tables and chairs. Abraham and Angelika also came early to help me set up tables and chairs outside and rearrange the shop. Angelika's QWERTY cookies were a big hit. They looked so awesome, everyone was afraid to eat them at first.
|Moxie was the unofficial soft drink of the Boston Type-Out, courtesy of my splendid friends from Maine.
|While the tables were full outside, many came inside to check out the shop.
|Angelika types a letter on her favorite Bing No.2
I hope these pictures can give you some idea of the fun we all had. This all came together on two weeks notice. It was well attended for such short notice. Next time I'll plan ahead more. I'd like to thank all who attended. I think everyone had a fabulous time and would come to the next one. A special thank you goes out to Abraham and Angelika for all their help and support. An extra special thank you to my wife and daughter for everything and supporting my business that's way more than just a job. The best compliment I got was from my teenage daughter who after the type-out said, "Dad, the type-out was way more fun than I thought it would be". That's as good as it gets.
Well that's it for this week. Thanks for checking it out. Everyone have a wonderful week.