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  • In some places it's not being taught anymore. I think that's shameful.
  • Oh I don't think it appropriate to curse at the kids.
    • Roaring
      Very Punny ; )
  • It's no longer being taught in the Shelby County schools here in Alabama. But it is needed. Even I have trouble reading the old genealogical records written in cursive that we are indexing into the database systems.
    • Linda Joy
      It was kind of cool translating the draft records and entering that information. It was kind of sad though knowing how many of them died without ever having any family.
    • Roaring
      One of my friends became a natural part of our big family. It was just he and his mom growing up. To this day he is still friends with me and 2 of my sisters. Can't imagine how it would be without that lively household.
    • Roaring
      I had many fountain pens over the years, some with calligraphy nibs. Making letters like art helped slow down the busy mind and sometimes turned into poetry. That kind of flow doesn't happen while typing out letters on the computer.
    • Linda Joy
      I gave birth to one son, but I have many children! They tend to find me if they need me!
    • Linda Joy
      My Grandfather did calligraphy but I found it easier to write with an editor so I could more easily rephrase and get exactly the right words I wanted without having to start over every time.
    • Linda Joy
      Do you have a link to some of your work I'd like to see it.
    • Roaring
      Not online. I did my youngest sisters wedding invitations. The rest are here and there in paper journals .Not sure the larger artistic community would appreciate the looseness of the letters and lines. There was one book The Art of Hand Lettering that showed different styles repeating the phrase" Always Endeavor to find Interesting Variations"
    • Linda Joy
      You could scan them or take a photo to upload. It would be nice to preserve it for future generations and friends to see.
  • I haven't seen anything handwritten in cursive in about thirty years.

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