Remember those old Dymo Labelmakers that were shaped like a gun and emitted sticky embossed plastic tape with whatever message you wanted on them? And how the “G” always looked like “C” (which was no small problem for the “G”erneths)? And how the sticky stuff would get unsticky on one corner and the label would start to peel off? And how the letters were never evenly spaced, and how you made your hand so tired writing anything of substance?
I want one.
My old one is gone. It was in my childhood desk next to my sealing wax (remember THAT? It was a big fad in the 1960s and sold at Hallmark shops–I had my initial in two forms, a Pisces fish, and a LOVE in those puffy Love Story letters) and my decks of playing cards with cool graphics (I had several that I never used because they were so pretty, and three decks of “Schlumberger” cards that Daddy got in France and that I have never seen again) and it disappeared after Mama’s house fire.
I think I’ve found the modern equivalent.
Dymo sells a LabelBuddy now. The labels look like what I remember.
Those labels will be great for Artist Trading Cards. If you can still get the thing. Says you can get it at WallyWorld and at art supply stores.
I shall look tomorrow. May have to stickyfinger it, as we only have $300 in the bank and just paid all the bills and will not get a paycheck until Monday the Fifteenth. But if I see one . . . it is MINE.