Can you read this?

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My grandmother's cookie recipes would not be nearly so precious if they'd been typed.

My grandmother’s cookie recipes would not be nearly so precious if they’d been typed.

My dad left a little of himself behind in this handwritten "formula" for raisin bread from the bakery he owned.

My dad left a little of himself behind in this handwritten “formula” for raisin bread from the bakery he owned.

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About Monica Sawyn

I'm a retired newspaper reporter/columnist, and although I still freelance, I miss the weekly column I used to write. I still "see columns" in everyday life and need a place to put them after they're written--thus, this blog. I'm Catholic, have been a Benedictine oblate since 1977, and live with my husband and our beagle in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. When I'm not writing, I'm probably reading, sewing, taking photos or walking the dog.
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6 Responses to Can you read this?

  1. blb1 says:

    That is fine Monica but penmanship changes when you develop essential tremors.

  2. Kay says:

    Yes, I can read this. I too think it would be a shame if penmĂ nship would be lost. It does show each persons character. Though for some it might become impossible, I do think it should still be taughht in schhool. Good article.r

  3. Nancy Fisher says:

    Oh, this is so poignant. I love seeing my mother and grandmother’s handwritten recipes; and re-reading letters & cards from family members. Thanks for this, especially as we know cursive writing has been eliminated in many elementary schools.

    • Monica Sawyn says:

      My mother, at age 91, still hand writes letters to me–4 and 5 pages at a time. I’ve saved some of them, not only for the content, but also because of how personal they seem with the handwriting. I think it’s a shame that schools don’t teach it–or some don’t, anyway. How do people sign their names for official documents?

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