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Old 11-04-2017, 05:53 AM
 
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What is happening to penmanship? I use to have beautiful handwriting. Now it has deteriorated during this digital age where I text or email almost all communications. Who handwrites actual letters anymore? Now on the rare occasion when I write, I really need to concentrate so I have neat penmanship. What about you?


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Arthritis has made penmanship uncomfortable for me. I would prefer to type. I think my penmanship degenerated during my teaching career in an effort to grade and comment on so many student papers.

My dad claimed that taking notes in med school ruined his penmanship...and, looking at the letters his mom saved from him when he was in WW II and then med school, it does seem to be that way.
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My mom and I exchanged handwritten letters several times a month over the years until her death in 2012. She was the only person I wrote to by hand. I sure miss my beautiful mom and writing those cursive letters to her.

With my dad, my other family members, and friends, we email. When I send birthday cards, my penmanship is still neat and beautifully done.

I still do a lot of writing in the form of notes when researching. I enjoy writing information in cursive and print in spiral notebooks. I prefer writing by hand over typing.
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Declining penmanship
Old 11-04-2017, 06:24 AM
 
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My penmanship used to be quite nice but it's declined. I write personal notes on my computer because it takes so long to handwrite notes. My hands may have some arthritis but don't hurt. I chalk my poor penmanship off to one more bit of old age.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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Mine is awful now. Combination of disuse and age. I hate it and avoid it.


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Old 11-04-2017, 10:59 AM
 
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Mine's still pretty decent. I send lots of greeting cards & always use cursive. One thing that helps me is an exercise at the gym. You hang a weight on a rope & twist it up & down using a wooden handle. It really helps.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:14 AM
 
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I still use decent handwriting, but I recently heard a friend of mine say that she's been told that she has to PRINT her notes to her 15 year old granddaughter because the granddaughter can't read script...how sad is that? I know the last year I was teaching, there was no time allotted in my daily mandated schedule for teaching handwriting, but I always managed to sneak it in somewhere....and I never got caught!
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:41 PM
 
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I have to concentrate too. I do handwrite notes in cards, but other than that I usually type.

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Old 11-04-2017, 05:54 PM
 
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Mine has never been good. Now, if I don't slow down and concentrate it is illegible.
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Mine has definitely deteriorated since the computer arrived.


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Old 11-18-2017, 10:56 PM
 
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My handwriting has always been terrible. When I was in elementary school they used to pull me out (before pull outs!!!) and work with me. My high school journalism teacher told me I had the worst writing. My mom told me a year or so before she died that my first grade teacher told her that I would always have terrible writing. When I taught 7th grade my students begged me to print because they couldn't read my writing. My mom and I laughed at the irony because she used to always say, "Well, you'll never have to teach writing for a living!' Ha!!!
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