Tuesday, April 28, 2009

$200 to the good

The graceful, shiny black Silent seen in my previous post sold for $200 in the benefit action earlier this month.

I bid $75 to establish the base in the "silent" auction, named not for the typewriter but for the written, publicly displayed bids.

Within minutes the price went to $100. Then, while I wasn't looking, a smitten somebody bagged the Corona for two big ones. I'm sure the machine has a happy, comfortable home. I envision it nestling into a dark, wood-paneled den.

And because the auction was to support affordable housing, the typewriter did its bit to make happy homes for others in need.