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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Readin', Writin' (No Arithmetic!)

Writin':  on the inside cover of a cookbook (below) to my Mom from her sister-in-law, (my) Aunt Bobbie.

Readin':  We wouldn't DARE give this for a gift these days. It's all about healthy...

...and inside this book was a hand-written recipe of Mom's.

So!  Do you notice anything???
Their handwriting is quite similar.
My stepmother's looks like this too.
I call it "Boarding School Script."
A lot of women I know that were brought up on the East Coast have this roundish, delightful penmanship.
To my current East Coast Friends:
Do you?

 (A man's penmanship is an unfailing index of his character, moral and mental, and a criterion by which to judge his peculiarities of taste and sentiments.)   -Philip Dormer Stanhope                             


Dianne said...

Why Va, I think I do! ha!

Emily said...

My grandmother, Momo, had this kind of handwriting too!

Anonymous said...

I always thought it was European thing. Straight up and down vs. angled to the right, round letters, loopy, etc. Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised that east coast/European/boarding school is the same. My friend Kristi and Deidre write like this.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful penmanship!

Eddie & Jaithan

Elizabeth Maxson said...

What an interesting post. I recently was going through some old boxes, and came across some old letters that my father had written. I realized that as I am aging, my handwriting is looking just like his! I always loved his handwriting as a child - he used a real fountain pen. He was born in 1916. And now, I realize, my writing is looking more and more like his...which pleases me and I didn't even realize it.

Thanks for sharing,