Hello All

Rejoining after several years.  Little time for writing posts.  My parents met at the Gregg Publishing Co., where Mom (Astrid Gescheidt/ Astrid Ramsey) wrote original shorthand for The Gregg Writer, etc., and also illustrated several of the literary shorthand books. I had a used book store for years.   If you are looking to buy old…

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The Holy Night

This is a beautiful Christmas story by Swedish author and teacher Selma Lagerlöf, the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. I transcribed it in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: the-holy-night.pdf

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A Miserable Merry Christmas

From the autobiography of American journalist Lincoln Steffens, this story takes us to the author’s childhood, growing up in Sacramento, and his memories of one particular Christmas. This story was adapted as a short film. Here is the story in Anniversary Gregg transcribed by me. Attachment: a-miserable-merry-christmas.pdf

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The Gift of the Magi

Initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title “Gifts of the Magi” December 1905, then in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906, here’s the story transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: the-gift-of-the-magi.pdf

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Miniature Shorthand Book signed by Gregg

I recently came across this adorable miniature Gregg Shorthand book, signed by the man himself. I’m going to be selling it, as I know there are folks out there who collect Gregg signed books. But I wanted to share it with the blog first. I had no idea there were miniature Gregg books published!  

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Elven Prince

A short story I told at Open Mic this fall. It’s based on a story I read years ago, that I can’t find anymore, so I don’t know how much is plagiarized vs my own work. Elven Prince — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand The goal is readable for Simplified, but some DJS and Anni might have…

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