Here is another wonderful post from the excellent teacher, Jennie!
The days have been hot and humid, not the best for writing. Today I had a huge dose of inspiration. I played with E.B. White’s Underwood typewriter. Really.
I was so very careful. Of course I didn’t hit a key. What I did was even better; the keys on the typewriter are slightly indented and round, perfect for a finger. I fingered the keys, running the tips of my fingers in circles on each key. I was soaking in all the words E.B. White had typed.
This typewriter typed “some pig”, “terrific”, and many more wonderful words. Did I find those letter keys? T-E-R-R-I-F-I-C? Of course I did. Can you imagine the feeling of touching the words E.B. White wrote?
E.B. White read aloud Charlotte’s Web. His original recording, chapter by chapter, was made on record albums in a boxed set. I had no idea.
I opened the…
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