Tuesday, May 17, 2016


What does a persons signature reveal about them?

There are some signatures that are so recognizable wouldn't you say?

You can play one of those games that evaluate your signature, don't know how much truth it evokes.

I was curious so I took a test and it  says that I'm confident and self-assured. That I am charismatic and outgoing. It's large and legible that means I want to be noticed and leave an unforgettable impression. That I'm comfortable showing my feelings and emotions and place a high value on personal relationships!!

Here's mine

My great grandfather was in the Union Army in the Civil War and was shot in the left shoulder. He applied for disability and his pension was increased from $4.00 a month to $6.00 per month. Here is a copy of one of the pages of his file that I own. I have about 200 pages of hand written information on him.

Look at the beautiful embellishment on some of the letters and can you imagine writing a file this big for every soldier in hand?

Since we pay so much of our expenses on-line now we don't get to practice our cursive as much but I do believe it is a beautiful art.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY



photowannabe said...

Fascinating Ann.
What a treasure to having all that Civil War history from your family.

Hildred said...

Yes, it is as beautiful art, and I have read how it contributes to our intelligence. Sadly I have also read that teaching cursive writing is being discontinued in schools, - so sad.

Melody Steenkamp said...

what a lovely and surprising choise for this weeks letter.... and now you say it... indeed there are countless and some of them are recognized by everyone.

Have a nice ABC-Wednes-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Leslie: said...

It is fascinating to have a handwriting analysis done. I went to a "course" on a cruise one time and at the end, we had to give a sample to be analyzed. I turned out to be creative and a good writer! Great...I love to write!

abcw team

Roger Owen Green said...

I mourn the loss of cursive. My 12 y.o. has difficulty reading it.


Terra Hangen said...

John Hancock's signature is almost a work of art, and I am sad that cursive is no longer required or taught at many schools in the USA. Will our signatures be printed in future? Ugh. Easy to forge printing too!

Photo Cache said...

I love the Picasso signature. I think you can frame the signature of his by itself.


LV said...

It is nice you have the old records. I have some that belonged to my grandparents when they had to try and get a loan from the bank. They put up everything they had to borrow $100.This was going back beyond the depression days.

carol l mckenna said...

What a creative and delightful post for S ~ thanks!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

My Little World !!! said...

thats an interesting post...And may I ask which game did you try? You know even I wanted to check! Just for fun..There are a lot in internet, I Know, but still something reliable is always good. Isn't it??

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Penmanship was an art back then. I wonder when rounded letters and flairs in forming letters started going out the window.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Penmanship is slowly becoming extinct. Although I know calligraphy, I have to admit that with my busy life I don't use it on a daily basis. Blessings!

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