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  •  Yes, Farmer's Almanacs, too... (2+ / 0-)
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    ericlewis0, thanatokephaloides

    ... IF some of those young people know how to read.

    I was going on disbelief that kids couldn't understand cursive any longer so they were not going to teach it..., until my granddaughter (who turns 18 next month) said she couldn't understand my writing...!

    Insert jaw drop - my handwriting is at least legible, and not my brother's chicken scratches or the old Gothic penmanship in English and three other languages I can read, transcribe, and often translate (if I can't, I know who can).

    I taught myself cursive in first grade by copying the examples above the chalkboard when the teacher was busy with the other three grades in the room; I was the only child in my grade from second through sixth grade when I was bussed to another school.  My printing is atrocious, but my cursive is quite good (except for my college notebooks, done when I was 41-45).  I even have calligraphy pens and have used them.

    In any case, for those who know how to read and are good with reading comprehension, I recommend books, books, and more books and/or lots of online reading to learn how to grow their own foods and gather non-GMO plants and seeds and get them to grow in their own back yards - or even mix them in with flower beds if their home-owner associations don't permit food gardens (a notion I find totally ridiculous).

    Obviously, I agree with you.  :-)

    I'm sick of attempts to steer this nation from principles evolved in The Age of Reason to hallucinations derived from illiterate herdsmen. ~ Crashing Vor

    by NonnyO on Sat Apr 26, 2014 at 02:49:11 PM PDT

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    •  The hardest part of the GRE (2+ / 0-)
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      ericlewis0, NonnyO

      I recently took at age 35 was the paragraph-long handwriting sample...

      I hadn't written cursive other than my signature or a check amount for about 25 years (since leaving elementary school).  I've no trouble reading it though.

      Iron sharpens Iron. Normal is a dryer setting. STOP illegal immigration NOW! -- Make it LEGAL. If Corporations are People--Let's draft them.

      by benamery21 on Sun Apr 27, 2014 at 04:26:39 AM PDT

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