What is National Handwriting Day? When is it?
Handwriting. Print. Cursive. You remember, maybe? The practice of penmanship that pre-dates keyboarding words into computers.
In the late 1970s, penmanship inspired the creation in the United States of the unofficial holiday known as National Handwriting Day. The commemoration occurs annually on January 23, the birthday of John Hancock (1737-1793), the first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Is penmanship old school now? Even archaic? Nothing more than a superfluous pastime in a high-tech society?
Lynne Schall is the author of Cloud County Persuasion and Women's Company - The Minerva Girls. She and her family live in Kansas, USA, where she is working on a sequel to her second novel, Cloud County Persuasion.