The Age of the Handwritten Receipt

I ran across this receipt in a cookbook I picked up at an estate sale.  It’s been many years since most stores did handwritten receipts.  It’s fun to remember such an old-fashioned touch.  My first job was working in the Accessories department at Macy’s California in 1979 and I remember that they had sophisticated (for the times)  registers even then.  Cash registers have been around for many years so the stores that hand-wrote receipts did so to track inventory, keep track of customers, and add a personal touch.  Does 1981 feel like 31 years ago?

I looked up the Williams book store and they are still in business. I was happy to see that, as so many bookshops have gone away forever.  Do you think they still hand write receipts?

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