Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Career Advice?

It wasn’t too many years decades ago that if a young lady wanted to pursue a career, her choices were a bit limited. Most of us chose to study nursing, teaching or an office/secretarial career. In high school, I took several typing classes and even a shorthand class (or two)! Now it’s fun to find the vintage equipment and study materials that were part of those early years of career education.




I found this great old Royal Typewriter last year and even blogged about it here. I was so excited to include it as part of my Christmas Open House display this past November, but someone had a different plan for it and bought it the day before!  



By the way…. before I incorrectly date myself here, my typing classes were taken on the much newer IBM Selectric typewriter…..but before they had that handy “correcting” feature!!!



I do remember using fold-to-stand-up typing books like these vintage ones I found a few months ago. The study material is still pertinent today, and don’t you just love the advice given in these old books…


But one of my best "career" finds is this sweet Napcoware planter...


However, I think the young lady certainly needs to take some of that early advice to heart!!!



I mean, just look how far apart she’s holding her wrists!!!


I’m linking to the following parties:

Vintage Thingie Thursday at The Coloradolady
Thrifty Things Friday at The Thrifty Groove

28 comments:

  1. I remember typing class too. That planter is so cute and unique.

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  2. The planter is so sweet. I remember typing class and the teacher was always my favorite, Mr. Sartwell. Remember the dreaded timed writings?

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  3. I love the wonderful typewriter and not surprised it sold! I too found a fun old typing book and it brings back memories of typing class. The planter is very cute!

    hugs, Linda

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  4. That planter is a one of a kind! I never took typing, I chose nursing!

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  5. Cute planter! Hope you had a nice Christmas.

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  6. Oh my! She is so cute! And aren't you glad we don't try to 'blog' in that position! I remember lying on the floor though to write or read...or talk on the phone! I used those folded books to learn to type, too. I was fast and loved to type! I still do! Sweet finds!

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  7. Oh, I remember typing class and using those old typewriters. We had to start on the manuel ones then work our way up to the electric. White was the best invention. Remember the round erasers with the little brush on it. Love those old stand up books.
    They call it keyboarding now in school. ;)
    Shorthand, forget it- most of the kids now can't even write. Some can print, but not write.

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  8. I learned to type from a book just like that! Great pics!!

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  9. I had to take typing way back in school too, and hated it! In junior high, I had to buy a small portable typewriter, it was white. I ended up taking it to the thrift store a year or so ago, maybe I should have held onto it! The planter you found is so cute!

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  10. I loved typing class in high school despite my mediocre skills. Perhaps my ankles weren't quite 6-8 inches apart!

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  11. That Royal typewriter looks an awful lot like the one I used to type my high school papers on. Compared to computer keyboards, those keys were sooo hard to push.

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  12. Oh I just love that planter. I had a similar typing manual but it was blue.

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  13. My dad had an old typewriter -- maybe an Underwood -- don't remember. Anyway, in typing class I used the the IBM selectric, too. When the correcting key was invented, I thought it was the most wonderful thing! Look where we are now!! Love the planter:)

    Happy New Year to you -- been missing your posts!!!

    deb

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  14. Very cute post. Have a great day.

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  15. Loved being taken back in time. I can relate to all those vintage goodies.

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  16. Oh, do I ever remember those early typing classes, lol. Now I think they're called keyboarding. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Ha! Love this post!! Well, I may be dating myself, but I did learn to type on an IBM electric typewriter, however, my first job had an old Underwood regular typewriter!! I was a little taken back when I saw it. Happy New Year to you!

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  18. I loved typing and shorthand classes. It's so funny because I still use my shorthand a lot. When we go to the show, I sit there and in my head, write everything they say in shorthand. Crazy,eh?

    Fun post!

    Judy

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  19. I remember typing papers on an old electric typerwriter in college and one mistake, start over! I remind my kids how lucky they are just to be able to push "print" on their computer!

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  20. I remember typing classes in jr high. Ugh, not my favorite thing and to this day I am a terrible typist. I really like the fun vintage ribbon tins.

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  21. My litle pinky never would move fast enough for me to succeed in typing. Flunked it both times. That is a sweet little business card holder!

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  22. My litle pinky never would move fast enough for me to succeed in typing. Flunked it both times. That is a sweet little business card holder!

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  23. I learned how to type freshman year in high school on a manual typewriter. Half the class learned on electric and half on manual. I was one of the unlucky students. I also took shorthand for four years and won the award for "Best in Shorthand" senior year!

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  24. I definitely remember typing class in school....and I hated it! LOL What fun blasts from the past! Sorry I am so late visiting...just making it under the wire for this week's TTF! LOL thanks for sharing last week!

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  25. Oh ya, I took typing and short hand classes! That planter is a fabulous find! I am doing a series on selling in antiques booths, if it's a hit I am going to begg,,,err,,,ask you to be a guest host, you are sooo knowledgeable! Hopping you will say yes!!

    Carol

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  26. I have to say the best thing I learned in High School was how to type! That planter is amazing!

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