When I was a child I remember being taught cursive writing in elementary school. Although it was tedious and a little boring to learn, I'm so glad that I know how to do it. Sadly, this is something that students don't spend much time learning anymore. If it is taught, it is given a low priority after all the other subjects that our kids need to know. I'm wondering if at some point cursive writing will just be a thing of the past.
I found 2 of these antique school books from 1896 at an antique store.
These books show how important good penmanship was 100 years ago.
The student who used them inscribed on the cover - "Finished Friday March 27th, 1896"
This was back in the day when cursive writing was your calling card - done with ink and a metal quill pen (another collection that I have).
Take a look at these beautiful pages. I am sharing some of my favorites.
Letter C - Control your temper.
Letter L - Let your light shine.
Letter J - Join in the chorus
Letter U - Unspoken words do no harm.
Letter Z - Your last page must be best. (I guess they couldn't come up with a good sentence beginning with Z. No matter. This is a great advice.)
I love how moral values were taught along with the writing!
Let's keep cursive writing alive and well.
Go and write someone a letter in your best penmanship!
Until next time,