Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday in Wyoming -- May 14, 2014

One thing that has changed dramatically in the 70 years since World War II is communication.  Don't these field phones and radios, not to mention the signal flares, look ancient?
Several of the school children who attended the presentation were amazed by the typewriter.  One said she'd never seen one.  Needless to say, typing on a manual typewriter was a far different experience from keying on a tablet.
And then there was the oldest form of communication -- writing.  The famous V-Mail stationery.

How often do you write "real" letters, or as we now refer to them, snail mail?


  1. Amanda I tried to leave a comment earlier but it didn't go through due something on my end so I'm trying again.

    I had to smile when I saw the typewriter. In high school I learned on an electric typewriter and my mom learned on a manual. I remember writing letters and having to learn cursive because you had to either turn in your English papers that way or type it. Now it's all about email, instant messaging and text messages.

    I love all the pictures you've posted of all the WWII stuff.

    1. Kristena -- Isn't it amazing how much has changed in 70 years? Now people type on virtual keyboards on their tablets. Handwritten letters are a dying art form, I suspect.

    2. Amanda, it really is. I still hand write out my stories as it works best for me.