Mystery Post-It Notes

These two Post-It notes were recently found on a cork/bulletin board in the office/sewing room of an 88-year-old woman’s home. It is believed she learned shorthand in her late teens/early 20’s …so 1950’s. They appear to be reminders of where she had placed certain important items in her home. I’ve been able to decipher some of…

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The Pony Express

Traveling by stagecoach to Virginia City, NV, Mark Twain and his companions watched eagerly for a glimpse of the fleetest messenger of the day, the Pony Express. Here is his description from his book Roughing It, and written for the blog in Centennial Gregg by me. Attachment: the-pony-express.pdf

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On Skates

Figure skating is a very popular sport around the world, and part of its popularity is due to the achievements of Dick Button, two-time Olympic champion (1948, 1952) and five-time World champion (1948–1952), and the only non-European man to have become European champion. Button was the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump…

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Where Bush Pilots Fly

The airplane has been called “the backbone of transportation” in Alaska. Scheduled flights over established routes connect all cities and towns. Daring bush pilots fly their own planes anywhere at any time, often to remote areas far off the regular routes. In this selection from his book Alaska, the Forty-Ninth State, Willis Lindquist describes the…

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Memoir of Mom’s Gregg Work

You may recall that my mother, Astrid F. Gescheidt/Ramsey, wrote the original shorthand for The Gregg Writer and other Gregg publications for many years.  I’m contemplating publishing a memoir about her Gregg connections, not the least of which was meeting my Dad, who also worked there.  I’d be grateful for any suggestions/queries, in posts or by…

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Quote for the Day on Reddit r/shorthand

https://www.reddit.com/r/shorthand/ just started a quote for the day challenge. Format still very experimental. List of quotes given for the week, then people either do several at once, or one quote per page in several systems. State whether you want comments or not. It’s neat seeing different people write the same thing in the same system….

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Quotes Jan 1-3 2020

I put quotes at random in my calendar. It’s eerie how often the quote of the day applies to what actually happens. Comments welcome. If you can’t read it, then Future Me won’t be able to either.  

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