Orwell BD Cake

ORWELL BIRTHDAY TYPING ANIMAL FARM

Orwell Type AF

Last year a reader sent an email wondering what special things go on at ORWELL TODAY by way of observance of Orwell's birthday on June 25th, 1903. See ORWELL BIRTHDAY TYPING 1984

In response to that query, I was inspired to create a ritual of celebrating Orwell's birthday every year by typing one full page of one of Orwell's nine books - on Orwell's typewriter - going backwards in the order that he wrote them - from last to first.

To start things off last year I typed a full page from NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR.

This year - June 25, 2010 - in honour of Orwell's 107th birthday - I typed from ANIMAL FARM on Orwell's typewriter.

I made myself "a nice cup of tea" to drink as a toast to old George, and had cake and candles and party hats too.

Now everyone sing along:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DEAR ORWELL,
HAPPY 107th BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

~ Jackie Jura

...continued at ORWELL BIRTHDAY TYPING COMING UP

ORWELL STATUE IN MOTIHARI

VISITING ORWELL'S BIRTHPLACE

SHRINE TO ORWELL

ORWELL'S TYPEWRITER A REMINGTON

ORWELL'S TYPEWRITER MY GRANDFATHER'S

A NICE CUP OF TEA, by George Orwell, 1946

Jackie Jura
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