I’m joining Becky in her October Square Photo Challenge over at The Life of B. The rules of the challenge are simple: most photos must be square and fit the theme word Past. Look for #PastSquares. This month we’re travelling back in time in the western Queensland town of Miles and surrounds. We’ll explore the local area and join in the festivities at the Miles Back to the Bush Festival.
The self-guided Collections Tour, where local residents open their homes to share their collections, is a popular event at the festival. Some collections are huge and multi-faceted while others are small and specific. Some are vintage objects, some are a little eccentric and some are just for fun. We’re still at Jean’s place today.
Who remembers using one of these?
I do, and the memory is not a happy one. In my final year of high school my mother decided I should learn to type before I went to University, so I enrolled in a typing class at the local TAFE. I wasn’t particularly motivated, the teacher was an old dragon and I didn’t pass the course. “Learn to Type” is the only course I have ever failed.
Many years later, when we bought our first computer for our daughters, I decided I would have another go. A typing tutor for children was one of the free programs with our Apple Mac. Surely I could manage a children’s class. It wasn’t long before I was typing like a master, and I’ve never looked back!
I wouldn’t like to use one of these old dinosaurs though.