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Re: lefty's

Left hand on the handle, right foot on the blade. I use a trenching spade for almost everything. Where there are no pine roots, it's pure sand; where there are pine roots, it's yard guy and his honed shovel. Seems to work. So far.

On Monday, June 28, 2004, at 11:48 AM, Judy L Browning wrote:

Left foot on shovel,
I'm righthanded, somewhat ambidextrous, can write legibly left handed & read
mirror images & upside down as easily as right side up. Can draw pretty well
when I practice, but too many other interests to pursue it. BTW dextrous
comes from dexter meaning right
Judy B z 6 Idaho, 98 f daytime 78 F at 10 pm when I went to bed last night.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Libby Valentine" <L_Valentine@adelphia.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 6:38 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lefty's

Correct for Hebrew, think so on Arabic but not positive. And kanji
and Japanese characters) are written vertically but the individual strokes
that make up an individual character are all made left to right or top to
bottom, in specified sequence.

Majorly COOL on the artwork, Jess!!

I'm apparently in the minority in this group, right-handed with

Just for fun, when digging a hole, which foot do you put on the shovel to
step down on it?

Maryland zone 6

----- Original Message -----
From: "james singer" <jsinger@igc.org>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 5:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] lefty's

Don't know. But it occurs tome that the Jews and Arabs do write right
to left. Anyone?

On Friday, June 25, 2004, at 10:44 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:

And...one more thing....if we read and wrote from right to left....I
the majority of people would be left handed. What do you think?

Jesse Bell <silverhawk@flash.net> wrote:I was ambidextrous as a kid -
MAJORLY - when I colored, I had a crayon
in both hands, when I drew a picture, I had a pencil in my right hand
and a crayon in the left. When I used Play-Dough..I would shape and
with both hands...then I went to kindergarten. They would not allow me
to draw, write or cut with my left hand...so there ya go. Why do
CARE? When I asked my grandfather, who did calligraphy and
he said it was because the pens they used back then were designed for
the right hand, like scissors, and to make or convert one of the pens
for the left hand was just considered a hassle and because they used
in a bottle, if you used your left hand (we right from left to right)
would smear the ink before it was dry. And penmanship was a major deal
back then. Regular handwriting was a work of art and they were graded
it. Now that three year olds are using the computer most of that has
gone by the wayside. And...by the way...I was taught

calligraphy, Spencerian and copperplate by an 80 year old master who
used to design the diplomas that hang on the walls (he did them by
and had them reproduced). When I do envelopes and such, I just doodle
and use crappy old calligraphy pens...but I have some artwork and
calligraphy (illumination with 14K gold on it) that I did when I
with him...and one of the pieces now hangs in Morocco...in the palace.
Kind of cool, huh? LOL (just some trivial info for ya'll)


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  • References:
    • Re: lefty's
      • From: "Judy L Browning" <judybrowning@lewiston.com>

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