Such a lovely article, especially relevant for all moms obsessed with their children’s writing- block, cursive- legible etc.
…When I was in the third grade, I won some of those scribe contests, the prizes for which were shiny ribbons. Useless ribbons for useless talent.
These days, I don’t think I could win any scribe contests, because I’m more of a scribble scrawler, even when arthritis isn’t killin me, which it often is. My writing was much neater when I was younger, but then I wrote more by hand then. I don’t write letters as often as I used to, which I think may be killin my mother, who writes like this:
See, my mother was a civil engineering draftsman, long before CAD, and she writes everything perfectly.
When little girls are inclined to imitate their mothers, I must have aspired to handwriting greatness or somethin. I also dreamed of being…
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