The Quest Begins

Fresh Ribbon


You know Margaret Mitchell. Gone With the Wind is a classic both in print and in film and she had her fingers on the typewriter keys for both. This post is not a tribute to this Southern scribbler, there are tributes aplenty across the internet and mine wouldn’t do her justice. Fine Literature? Not really, but she wrote an irresistible story.

I accidentally found this picture of her at Born Today as I cruised the net for something else. I find a lot of fine things that way, but this one stopped me cold. Bless her heart, Margaret’s not much to look at in this photo. It’s the brooch she’s wearing that nearly killed me outright.

There’s no mistaking it. That’s a typewriter ribbon done in pearls.

I. Must. Have. It.

7 thoughts on “The Quest Begins

  1. Oh yeah, Monda. You must. Have it. God bless her. MM may have been as homely as a picket fence, but she was very cool to have found and worn that elegant little symbol of writerly pride and success.

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