My mother will hate that I’m bragging on her, but she has the best penmanship of anyone I know. I’ve always been in awe when watching her create perfect slanted lines all at the same height as she jotted a note or signed her name to a check. It’s an art she’s crafted over time and when I recently found a page of scripture she’d left in a notebook at my house, I pulled it out and put it in a frame. (She doesn’t know this until now.) Plus, it’s nice to have a written reminder about not worrying to see every day while I’m in the kitchen.
It also made me think about how cursive writing, in general, is becoming somewhat of a lost art. Will my grandkids even need to have a signature or will everything be electronic by then? I know there’s less of an emphasis on cursive writing in school now, so maybe we should all frame the penmanship of our parents and grandparents while we can get our hands on it. Mine has progressively gotten worse over the years–from lack of use.
What are you thoughts? How’s your cursive these days?