in another time, a going back to school gift could very well have been pencils, notebooks, and a typewriter. the lucky students had their own to work on...
along with white out, those horrid erasers that had the brush on the ends, that never worked very well.
special paper for your typewriter, and the patience of Job to get through a 13-20 page paper without loads of mistakes.
I don't ever think that I had my own typewriter...always shared with my sister, mom, and brothers.
however...I did have my own desk. I think it started out looking like the one in my window- but of course I painted it! (no shabby chic for me!).
I do have to admit, I love the back to school shopping, even a trip to the store for new pencils and pens. And I do lift the top of a Crayola box...just for the fresh crayon smell.
I know...that does sound pretty weird- but I so love the line in YOU'VE GOT MAIL, when Tom Hanks says that he would love to send Meg Ryan a bouquet of pencils!!!! Wouldn't I just love that bouquet!
For those of you back to school shoppers- HAVE FUN!!!