Letters to the Editor 2019

To the Editor: 

How appropriate that Jan. 23 was Handwriting Day.

On Christmas morning 2019, I learned that my 13-year-old granddaughter (who attends public school about an hour from here) could not read my Christmas gift cards because they were written in cursive.

Apparently, cursive is no longer considered appropriate or necessary and is not taught in school.

Today's students will never be able to read old documents, even in their own language. How sad.

Had I known, in addition to coloring or playing games with her, I would have taught her the cursive alphabet.

Grandparents, be advised. Spend time with your grandchildren, teaching them the cursive alphabet, so they will be able to read your letters, greeting cards and important historical documents, especially our own.