Wednesday, June 26, 2019

No mistakes

Thinking about the typewriters in a typewriter exhibit, I asked my mom, What did you do to correct mistakes? In the 1950s she was an executive secretary. I was hoping to hear some story of office supplies in pre-Wite-Out days.

“To tell you the truth,” my mom said, “I didn’t make mistakes.” Indeed, she was an ace at stenography and typing, leaving the secretarial pool for more rarefied surroundings early on. No mistakes! And, in case you’re wondering, no harassment.

comments: 2

Elaine Fine said...

I should mention that your mother was the high school Latin champion for all of New York City. With that much brain power it doesn’t surprise me that she never made typing mistakes.

Michael Leddy said...

Unlike herson. :)