Random 411: Belated National Handwriting Day!

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Random 411: Pre-Email Era

Kids Can’t Read Grandma’s Recipe Because It’s In Cursive

That didn’t come out too badly, I think. And for those who can’t really understand the handwriting, I’ll translate it to type-speak here:

So, I just found out that yesterday was National Handwriting Day. How did I miss that!? (Aside from being sucked into a book and now catching up on homework) Well, for someone who loves writing, and letter-writing for that matter, I couldn’t let it go. Better late than never.

And in honor of National Handwriting Day, I’m doing this experiment. Writing my blog. I’m interested in see how it’ll translate to picture then blog.

It does sadden me (<because I don’t have white-out) a bit that handwriting seems to be dying. It’s understandable with technology now days and with the world trying to go-green. But there’s an elegance in handwritten things. I just wrote a blog on Pre-Email Era (I’ll link it below), but to add to that I wanted to mention a little about this article by the Huffington Post: “Kids Can’t Read Grandma’s Recipe Because It’s In Cursive” by Laurie Levy (linked below). Laurie’s daughters couldn’t read the recipe because it was in cursive. And that’s sad.

My family keeps journals and most of them are in cursive. Not to mention I write in cursive so … yeah.

Will my children or grandchildren be able to read my boring life? Or will it be a foreign concept? Some secret language they’ll have to decode? It’s funny to think about.

If it were up to me, it will be readable because I’d make sure I’d pass the knowledge on to them. At the very least to my children. It’ll be up to them to pass it on. But, to know that learning how to write many not be important because everything is done by typing? Wow. I never thought it to be a question, or that some day it would be questions.

Welcome to a new age! And since it is National (Belated) Handwriting Day, here’s to its preservation!


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