“All the letters in the alphabet are used,” Mom explains
as she checks the printed results for clarity, spacing and
alignment on each typewriter in the office supply section
of the Salvation Army Thrift Store before buying hers.
“It’s called a pangram, however the word THE is used
twice. This sentence can be shortened by replacing one
of them with an A.”
“Pack my box with five dozen liquor jugs is an even
shorter pangram”, she smiles, “however not something
an upstanding church secretary like me would type.”
Carl “Papa” Palmer of Old Mill Road in Ridgeway, Virginia, lives in University Place, Washington. He is retired from the military and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) enjoying life as “Papa” to his grand descendants and being a Franciscan Hospice volunteer. Carl is a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and Micro Award nominee. PAPA’s MOTTO: Long Weekends Forever!