Wednesday, February 25, 2009

On Carpenter's Handwriting

I love how it's always in cursive - not perfect, but each letter displaying all of the little curly-ques you learned when you first learned to write in cursive. As if they hadn't written a thing since third grade penmanship class, and today they decided to pick up a pencil. The rules for writing each letter are taken into consideration - no short cuts taken here. My own grandpa is a carpenter and always boasts about wining a penmanship award in grade school. And he does have wonderful handwriting. He addressed my cousin's wedding invitations. There is a certain meticulous-ness a good carpenter has about him. You can't read it from the worn work boots, stained cover-alls, or black fingernails. But it's definitely there in the handwriting.

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