Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.”

The weatherman says warmish day, in the 50’s, and a rainy night. Yesterday it rained most of the afternoon into the evening. I didn’t go to the dump. The trash is sitting on my deck box. The dump is closed until Wednesday.

I hate my laptop. I swear every day my Apple password won’t work so I change it only to find the new one won’t work the next day. I am now quite adept at changing my passwords. I have a list of what no longer works so I don’t get reprimanded about using a password I’ve used before.

When I graduated from high school, my gift from my parents was a portable typewriter. I used it all four years of college. I had that white tape you put on typing errors to sort of erase them so you can make corrections. I was a horrible typist and only used two fingers. My eyes were glued to the keyboard. Skip forward to now. I still use only two fingers, but they are the fastest two fingers in the west. My typewriter is in the cellar. It is still in working condition but needs a ribbon.

When I was a kid, I had a diary, the one with a vinyl cover and a gold lock on the side. I think every girl I knew had the same diary and got it for Christmas the way I did. I used to hide my key, and back then I never forgot where I hid it. My daily entries were boring. Seriously, life at 10 hasn’t many high spots. It was even before crushes and boys. I wrote mostly about school and what I did on the weekends. I don’t think I ever wrote enough to cover a whole page.

It didn’t take more than a couple of months for me to tire of writing. I threw the diary in a drawer and forgot about it. I suspect it was tossed out at some time. I didn’t miss it.

Today is a sloth day, a lady of leisure day. I could do a couple of errands, but they’ll wait until tomorrow.

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4 Comments on “Memory… is the diary that we all carry about with us.””

  1. Bob Cohen Says:

    Hi Kat,

    My dad gave me a Hermès portable typewriter when I went to school and I typed on it with two fingers. When I bought my first Macintosh computer in 1986 I bought a typing program called “Typing Tudor II” and taught myself to touch type which is a very valuable skill I still use today. I can even touch type on my iPad when I have it lying on a table, otherwise I use one finger.

    I don’t know why writing in a diary was considered a girl thing when I was growing up and a real boy would never admit to writing anything that was not a school work assignment. Today I write a lot of things down for pleasure including this blog. I keep my musings on my iPad.

    Today turned out partly cloudy with temperature highs in the low 80s. Tomorrow through Thursday storms are predicted each day with possible, heavy rain, lighting, small hail and damaging winds. Living in tornado alley in the springtime is always exciting. 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Hi Bob,
      I am quite fast even using two fingers. I know where all the keys are so that makes me go faster.

      I bought a keyboard for my iPad as I kept touching more than one key at a time. It makes it a whole lot easier.

      Now everybody calls their daily jottings a journal. I can’t remember the last time I heard anyone speak about a diary. This blog gives me the wonderful opportunity to write just about every day. I do love writing.

      It was chilly today, and the weather man says rain tonight, but it isn’t raining yet. This April has been the rainiest ever.

      On Friday we had rolling thunder and lightning. It also poured. I think I wouldn’t mind being bored if I lived in tornado alley.

      • Bob Cohen Says:

        Yes, I keep an intermittent journal. I have several topics that I write about when the mood strikes me. 🙂

      • katry Says:

        Kids in school are expected to keep a journal. Writing often improves writing.

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