I have several friends and family members that keep an eye out for old typewriters for me. What happened with this load is that an antiques store was going out of business and they had quite a few typewriters they wanted to get rid of. As luck would have it, one of my "spies" came across them and worked out an excellent deal for me. I was so excited I didn't even think twice about how long it was going to take me to cut the backs off all of them....or how many little cuts I would have on my fingers. Ah well...that will be another day. Speaking of spies, I walked into our living room the other day and there was little Oscar (see previous post) getting ready to pounce on my much older, fatter, kitty. I thought he looked so cute I had to run for my camera. I don't know if she will survive him, she is not use to so much play time and friskiness.