When my parents came to visit last September, my dad brought me a portable typewriter that Grandma wanted to get rid of. It had been a retirement gift to my great grandfather in the mid-60’s, and after his death she added it into her rotation of machines. She stopped using typewriters some time ago, but still had several in the house. This one still works well, and even arrived here with a couple of extra ribbons. I like its tidy compactness and dark green keys. The Underwood logo fills me with delight. So far the life of this typewriter seems to be about the end of things. I’m interested to see if I can start something with it.