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From: "Mary" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD] Penmanship
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 23:04:55 -0700
Wondering where your school district is ?
Lovely Penmanship is becoming a lost art form.
Did you by chance visit the sit that was posted earlier for Penmanship ?
In the very old autograph books that I have ( 1876-1910 ) The handwritten
verses were mostly
written in Ink. I marvel at the way they were able to use the pens of that
period... dipping into the ink
wells. No ballpoints or fountain pens were used .
You are so right... the use of the computers has taken away the need to
learn lovely penmanship, almost
like the calculators have taken away the need to learn some math.
I was hoping some of the lists members would post some old or new...
autograph verses that they
may remember or have. I have found some so interesting, I would like to
start a collection.
Here is one of many...
There is a pretty little flower of sky blue tint and white,
That glitters in the sunshine and goes to sleep at night.
Tis a token of remembrance and a pretty name its got,
Will you remember if I tell you ?, This the sweet forget me not.
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> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 16:49:09 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Gen Unrein <>
> Subject: [ARIZARD] off subject: penmanship
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> My parents both have the most beautiful penmanship, I call mine chicken
> I've heard rumors that some of the school districts in my area are
> thinking of discontinuing teaching "cursive" writing, period. Their
> decision is based on the almost pervaisive use of the computer in and out
> of class rooms. Since "printing" is the normal style in our mechanical
> age, they find the time spent on teaching any other style of writing is a
> waste of time.