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Some Early Writing of Mine

Alas, for those halcyon days of my youth, when my writing was far more pointed and concise:

The sad thing is that my handwriting hasn’t improved. This is, however, the best apostrophe I have ever written. While we’re at it, how much money did I actually receive there? And what was the rest of the family doing while I was hitting the California tourist highlights? I guess I was very independent at six and a half.

Thanks to my brother for digging this up.

5 Responses to “Some Early Writing of Mine”

  1. heather

    just out of curiosity, are you dyslexic? there’s quite a number of mirrored letters in there. or does that have a different name? very interesting. thanks for sharing!

  2. Darren

    That thought had occurred to me when I was scanning it–I totally look dyslexic. I’m not, as far as I know, so I must have outgrown my inverted letter phase.

  3. Dean

    Mirrored letters are very common at that age. Both of my daughters did it, particularly s, b, d, and sometimes e. One of them still flips 5s every now and again.

    When you think about it, the act of writing by hand is a very complex thing: 26 letters, some of which are very similiar (b and d, for example) and some of which are very different. Some of them have similiar upper- and lower-case forms, others are very different (O and o, A and a).

    It’s no wonder that kids have trouble with it. It is curious, though, that so many children have trouble with S and 5.

  4. Meghan

    Thanks for the laugh. I still have trouble with my b’s and d’s. I noted Judy’s notation on the bottom right corner – she loved you very much to keep this jewel from you childhood.

  5. Darren

    Actually, I’m pretty sure that’s my grandmother’s writing, but I think Mom kept this from my grandma’s effects.

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