Whatever happened to writing?

I am blessed with many grandchildren but it troubles me to see them, all thumbs pounding their dainty little computer phones. I wonder, "Is this all there is? Will they be able to actually sit down and write a letter, using appropriate letters?"

And I fondly think of a simpler time, when most of today's seniors were learning their reading, writing and arithmetic, and we had to take those homework pages home and practice making circles, vertical lines, pronunciations, etc. Yes, indeed, times have changed, and yes, we need to " keep up with the times" and yes, I am computer friendly – because I did not want to be left behind with the many who decided not to change the format of their lives!

So I am a modern grandma, however, I believe that the school curriculum needs to focus more on the art of handwriting. I am proud when someone tells me I have beautiful handwriting. My children all possess this ability because I sat down with them each night and guided them, teaching them the importance of this talent. It is a talent, and I hope it is not misunderstood and neglected. If suddenly all computers were thrown to the wind, it would be awesome if all the youth and adults had learned this very special art!

shirlee mangan

Hi! I am a retired nurse, enjoy writing, painting, volunteering at Eliza jennings Home in Cleveland Ohio, and an animal advocate!

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Volume 9, Issue 19, Posted 10:11 AM, 10.03.2017