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-Kelly

Monday, July 23, 2012

To Journal or Not to Journal...

One of the biggest things that I hear when I teach is that folks don't like their handwriting. We've been finding and setting aside mementos and treasures like this for the past month. Things like this that can't and won't ever be replaced. Something totally unique to you, your handwriting and your personal touch. Something to think about...

8 comments:

Brian Kasstle said...

My father who almost never wrote a note left the following note for my mom which we all have a copy of:

"I found your note with the soup. I cooked it. I ate it. Dog him stay in."

This was accompanied with a chair and a bowl for the dog at the kitchen table.

Sandy said...

Your handwriting shouldn't matter. Your words should. Your children or future generations will want to read what you wrote however it looks.

Ursula said...

I am one of those people that hate their hand writing. But on my agenda for this week is the ideas you taught in class! We'll see how it goes! Thanks for the push ;)

Anonymous said...

hey Kelly--i love your daddy's note---it has been 3 years since my sweet Dad's passing, and i am still finding love notes between my parents and notes to me--last month i was going through a bunch of "old stuff" from the past--i found his little black book from the age of sixteen right before he volunteered to go into World WarII--- i couldn't believe it--i was laughing hysterically between the tears--i thank you so much for sharing your note--i HATE using my own handwriting--but you and your Dad have changed my mind--- i am leaving my own children this very precious gift even though i can't stand to see my " penmanship"--since i met you several years ago, you have shared art and yourself to us-- so many times you have helped me see a bit clearer--thanks, thanks xxxooo sam

Kelly Warren said...

That is one of my biggest challenges too! I hate my handwriting, and I can never seem to find the write pen to write with.

laurie said...

i agree! handwriting is like a fingerprint - unique to everyone of us! i love handwritten notes, signs, and journal entries.

crimsoncat05 said...

yes, yes, and yes! It's so great that you're finding treasures like this... I wish I had kept some of the things (birthday cards, etc) with my Grandma's handwriting on. I'm not making that mistake again; I'm keeping notes and things now, no matter how inconsequential they might seem at the moment. I love my Mom's handwriting, no matter how illegible it is- lol!

Merrick Dunphy said...

I'm a big fan of writing in your own hand -- it's yours! I found a Christmas card from my grandfather two years after he passed. It sayed "Love, Grandpa" ... that's it but his handwriting was the same on grocery lists and checks and the backs of old photos... I scrapped that card!

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21340327@N02/3096872430/in/set-72157612186196926

Are you familiar with Aleida's challenge?
http://www.flickr.com/groups/aleida/

Same thing with handwriting ;)