Yudh's Girlfriend Before Marriage… His Typewriter
By Sneh Jain
Yudh loved his typewriter very much. He used to tell me stories about it even when we got the computer. "You know Sonil: (that is what he used to call me,) I used that typewriter for my home work; I type all my school assignments, my college papers and all my research work.
I used to say WOW!
He typed all his resumes, entire letter to send to various companies; and all thank you notes. He was a very responsible person when it comes to work or helping someone. He was very active. I never saw laziness in him. If he needs to do anything he would get up and do it. I used to say to him, "these things are your first wife," he would smile, the corner of his upper lip would turn up and he'd have a smirk on his face.
When he needs to get work done, he would get up 5 AM and start using his typewriter "Kit... Kit...Kit...Tic....Tic...Tic ..... " I would hear him in the other room, and I would scream, "What are you doing?"
He would say, "OH! You can hear, I am sorry, well if you awake come here I will show you how to type. Put your right hand like this and your fingers like that. Left hand like this and left fingers like that. Make sure if you type a word your other fingers should not move; only the letter you type, and do not look at your fingers look at the screen.”
He brought me a self taught course, put a tape in the tape recorder and would say, “listen, and follow the directions you will need when we get our computer.”
He was such a genius when it came to learning new things. Later he was a master in computers.
His fingers were so beautifully long and artistic. I used to say to him your hands are so beautiful. When ever I see that typewriter, it reminds me of so many things, like when people start their life together as a couple.