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The Typewriter - A Haggler's Lament

A garage sale beckoned
I couldn't pass by
There might be a treasure
I had to try...

And sure enough,
Before very long,
The jewel of the sale
Came along.

I had to have it.
I don't know why.
But for a lower price.
I was determined to try.

So, I haggled Long
And I haggled hard
From junk filled driveway
To crammed back yard

It was an old typewriter
I wanted you see
I wanted to take it home with me

It was big and heavy
and missing the "E"
But I had to have it.
It was made just for me!

I nit-picked and whined in a
most lady like way.
Then I smiled and joked with
some cash on display.

And just when I thought the owner
Was ready to crack...
I heard the words "Typewriter Sold"
From behind my back.

Alas and sadly
It was all quite true
And I left empty handed
And feeling quite blue

For, while I was haggling for all my life
Someone else came along with full
price - to the wife!

by Georgia Goodridge
copyright 2009

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Yes. Yes I can relate to your quest, as recently as today, I was blessed to aquire the "UNDERWOOD" c. 1896-1897 typewriter pictured in your blog. I loved it and took it home with me. To me it is priceless. want to know why? see the information hat I have posted on my http://www.facebook.com/Rescuelife?ref=profile

check out this site or check out my http://twitter.com site. it appears in my profile on this site also.


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