BOO! We’re almost done at Local 44

Each Tuesday at LOCAL 44, we’ve come up with more and more letters, including this one below, that shows love can be a bit scary at times.

We scarcely had time to finish our Yards IPA, hand-pumped out of the basement of what was once Murphy’s Tavern. Which, BTW, is one of only two pubs from which your Publetters host has ever been flagged–as a foolish ute, I discovered that you could feed the toilet paper roll into the exhaust fan and it would unroll and shoot out into the alleyway. A well-deserved one-month suspension followed!


We wrote two letters to Pope Francis and one to actor John Goodman, to Hollywood CA, and Oricut, MA, both magic–just in different ways. We also sent a letter to a friend in INDIA, which may be our first ever to that subcontinent.

Please join us at 44th and Spruce next Tuesday, Oct. 25, for our last session at Local 44. We will have a dazzling array of stamps to put on your letters–but you must write them first, so bring your best words.


Below is a diagram for your reference:


It shows how to build the signature sandwich of our November hosts–McNally’s Tavern in Chestnut Hill.  Will it be physically possible to eat a Schmitter AND write a letter at the same time? Let’s find out!   We will be at McNally’s almost every Tuesday in November (we will be busy VOTING on Election Day, Nov. 8) – starting Nov. 1. ( and 15, 22, & 29) Note that McNally’s is just 75 paces from SEPTA’S Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail station, and perhaps a 10-minute walk from the Chestnut Hill East station, so it’s an easy train ride from nearly anywhere.  We put out the pens, stamps and stationery at 7 pm, and write letters till a little after 9. FREE, of course, thanks to Yards Brewing Company and Trophy Bikes.


About phillytyper

Co-owner, Trophybikes in Philadelphia; live with and tolerate computers; but I also dig manual typewriters. Shoot film from time to time, as a break from the rush of digital. Favorite bikes: Brompton S3L-X, Surly Cross Check, SURLY Long Haul Trucker Favorite camera: Leica M4, Fujifilm X20, Nikon F4. Favorite typewriter: Olympia SM9, Olivetti Lettera 22.
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