Tuesday, June 21, 2005
So...how good is your penmanship?
Seems I have gone through stages of penmanship... some good, some bad. When I first learn cursive writing, we used long colorful quill pens, the ones you actually dipped in ink! They were called "Quill" pens, however in the 60's the handle was plastic, not a feather. At the beginning I was meticulous about my penmanship, which was actually graded like any other subject. As I grew older and hastier, my penmanship worsened. So much so, that in the 5th grade I received an "F" in handwriting one semester! Well... my mother made me practice cursive writing every night after my homework was done. By sheer determintaion (and desperation), I aced the course at the end of the next semester! Today, my penmanship can be impressive, if I desire. There are those times that call for grace and flair in your signature. But many times I write in such haste, that it takes a linguist trained in hieroglyphics to determine what I scribbled on the page! Write On!!?