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Recording Family History

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Family bibles uses expand beyond being just religious scripture document. Many have also served the purpose of providing a home for records of important events that happened such as deaths, births, graduations and weddings for centuries. Many family bibles even include traditions, recipes and family anecdotes.Recording electronic family history may now be the norm, but hi-tech solutions are not essential. The preference for keeping detailed paper records, including handwritten biographical outlines for each ancestor, family group records and pedigree charts, in a family bible or beautifully adorned journal is once again gaining momentum.Even though most people are completely comfortable working...

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Inspiring the young to write

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In order to keep the art of writing, and writing in cursive penmanship, alive sometimes we all need a little inspiration. It is important to inspire our young ones to keep both arts alive. Here are some fun, sure-fire questions to prompt and get the young creative juices flowing.1. If I was a super hero what kind of super hero would I be and what powers would I have (This can also be done using villains)?2. If you were given 3 wishes what would they be and why?3. If I could invent a new toy what kind of toy would...

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Penmanship Corner

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Writing is a codified system of standard symbols: the repetition of agreed-upon simple shapes to represent ideas. Recognizable systems of writing developed in 3 major cultures within 1200 years of each other. Sumerian cuneiform developed around 3000 BC, Egyptian hieroglyphs around 2800 BC, and the precursor to Kanji Chinese around 1800 BC. The development of writing allowed cultures to record events, history, laws; theories in math, science, medicine; create literature and more. By the mid-1700’s, there were special schools established to teach handwriting techniques, or penmanship. Master penmen were employed to copy official documents such as land deeds, birth and...

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Penmanship Writing Corner - Write Often

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Penmanship Writing Corner Write Often If you really want to improve your penmanship you need to practice, An occasional note, birthday card , and a grocery list is a chance to practice, as is the ‘honey do’ list. But if you are serious about being able to showcase your exemplary penmanship skills keep a journal, pen a short story or copy cursive writing from a template, anything that will give you more experience forming letters and words. I must admit my cursive is excellent; it must have been all those black and white composition books where I had to practice...

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Thank You Notes and Quotes

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Everyone appreciates a thoughtful thank you note. "Thank you" is a common expression of gratitude. It often refers to a thank you letter, a letter written to express appreciation. The best thank you note is a personal one, one that is hand written. Taking the time to take pen in hand and compose a heartfelt sentiment always spotlights a richer sincerity on behalf of the writer. Going an extra step with a distinctive writing ink color is a welcome accent.There are various ways to compose proper business and appreciative personal thank you notes. Here are a few good sample beginnings...

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