Writing Better Social Letters

Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, people actually assembled "pen" and "paper" and "envelope" and "stamp," composed their thoughts in an unhurried fashion without electronic distractions, and sat down to "write a letter."

This is your history lesson for the day, you young whippersnappers! Now get off my lawn!
     Posted By: Paul - Sun May 15, 2011
     Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior | Teenagers | 1950s

The thing that gripes me most is the lack of penmanship even down to the teaching of the proper way to hold a pen!

I understand that the world has "moved on" and we old fogies that were fussed over until we knew the proper posture, grip, and form of writing are quickly being moved to the back shelf but there is still a place in this world for pen and paper and IMO penmanship should still be taught and taught correctly!

Good for you Scout!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/15/11 at 11:47 AM
Robb--that's pretty funny! Actually, I still have about 3 or 4 snailmail correspondents. You can become one! My address is pretty well public info. Write to me at:

197 Medway Street
Providence, RI 02906

Send a pic of you in your spats!
Posted by Paul on 05/15/11 at 02:09 PM
Charmed, my good man! Your troubles will be rewarded!
Posted by Paul on 05/15/11 at 09:12 PM
As we saw in the film, Mr. Ludwig will now assemble the necessary tools of good penmanship; a pencil & some fools-scrap for making a rough draft, his good gold tipped fountain pen, a bottle of India ink and a sheaf of good 25% bond paper. Once all these necessities are placed on his desk top he must make sure his chair is the correct height ........

In the mean time, his little brother banged out 14 SMSs to his friends, Tweeted 7 times about which SMSs he was sending and to whom, checked his e-mail, answered 5 of them, took a nap and had lunch.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 05/15/11 at 11:48 PM
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