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Re: RE: lefty's

I have Crayolas and that sketch pad I got for your last visit still
dear. Gotta like it. Hebrew writing is written from right to left -
wonder if they use their left hands or right?? And I still say you're a
fascinating child. Ha!

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Jesse Bell
Sent: 6/25/2004 2:44:07 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: RE: [CHAT] lefty's

> And...one more thing....if we read and wrote from right to left....I bet
> 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 mold
> 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 people
> CARE? When I asked my grandfather, who did calligraphy and copperplate,
> 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 ink
> in a bottle, if you used your left hand (we right from left to right) it
> 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 on
> 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 hand
> 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 worked
> 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)
> Jess
> Tchessie wrote:
> Wow- there are alot of lefty's here! Me too.
> Just to clarify- both sides of your brain are involved in activities (motor
> and language), just sometime more one than the other (that is unless you
> have no corpus callosum). The majority of lefties are ambidextrous to some
> degree. Most right-handers are only right-handed.
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Aplfgcnys@aol.com
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 6:50 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] time to vent!--lefty's
> In a message dated 06/24/2004 8:59:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> justme@prairieinet.net writes:
> Interesting- how many folks on this list are left handed? My hand is
> raised!
> I have "mixed dominance" and it's genetic. My grandfather had it, as does
> at
> least one
> of my sons. When I was young I could write with either hand - can't write
> legibly with
> either one any more. I could also read upside-down and backward. I
> sometimes
> studied upside down because it made me have to concentrate just a bit more.
> My youngest son shares these traits.
> My grandfather was a newspaper man who claimed to take down information with
> both hands at once - but I didn't really believe him. Mixed dominance means
> that neither side of your brain has complete control. One effect is that I
> tend to stammer - not a Mel Tillis sort of stammer, but an inability to get
> the
> word out that I want to say. I also have very strong visual memory, but
> frequently can't find the words to go with the image. It is said that the
> right
> brain has no language, so lefties are at a loss for words, but I haven't
> observed
> that
> to be the case.
> It's interesting that left-handedness has been seen to be a threatening
> aberation in some
> cultures. Some of the brightest people I know are lefties - maybe that's why
> less gifted
> ones saw them as a threat.
> Auralie
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