Friday, June 6, 2008

The handwriting of a gentler time...



Dinner at a rather old-fashioned restaurant in a neighboring town last night, for my husband's birthday: Our waitress was at least 80 years old. And she was terrific. I wish she could open a School for Waitstaff and spread that knowledge around. What so lingers in my mind though is her beautiful handwriting, which surely comes from a more graceful time of life, when penmanship was a school subject and when a signature was a statement of integrity.

2 comments:

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

That certainly is beautiful penmanship.
My 14y/o daughter doesn't even know cursive. They do not spend much time teaching this in school anymore nor do they teach a proper typing class. I guess they figure kids just naturally learn how to type because so many of them are on computers by the time they are 6-7y/o. And I guess they figure that if you are doing everything on computers that you don't need to know how to write in cursive either.
Sad, very sad, because someone's handwriting tell so much about them.

Flying Lily said...

Yes - this whole very personal statement is disappearing! My boys don't handwrite much either, between typing and texting...