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« Reply #120 on: July 12, 2010, 12:29:29 PM »

...they no longer teach handwriting in school - and boy does that explain my last helper's unbelievably childish scrawl - only printing they teach now -

My guess is that they no longer have ink wells in every desk.

Realistically, there is little use for cursive in out modern computer world. The kids are being taught compunter skills instead.

Inasmuch as schools' budget, and in some cases survival, depends on how well the kids perform on standardized tests, classroom attention is focused on mastering the data being tested - and they don't test cursive! (Grandlad's third grade teacher, moved all of the cursive modules which were strung throughout the school year, and put them in a group at the end - after the March testing.

Actually, I virtually never use cursive - I address envelopes using block letters (which the Post Office adores).

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« Reply #121 on: July 12, 2010, 12:29:41 PM »

DR Sam I like your weekend routine of not driving.
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« Reply #122 on: July 12, 2010, 12:32:46 PM »

I wish that we got TNT here.  There is a channel called Super Channel that carries THE CLOSER. But i don't get that channel. So i have to wait till the station that I do get (W) gets around to showing the show. They are currently near the end of season 4 (which i am watching). I really love this show.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #123 on: July 12, 2010, 12:36:20 PM »

- reading takes patience and understanding - two qualities that the two current generations lack in spades. 

Many also lack the positive example of parents, at home, reading for pleasure. The kids see reading as a necessary evil to survive Grades 3-12.

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« Reply #124 on: July 12, 2010, 12:38:11 PM »

I like HHW because so many of the DEAR READERS are dear readers.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #125 on: July 12, 2010, 12:38:23 PM »

Feel better vibes for Joshie friend of DR ELMORE.
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« Reply #126 on: July 12, 2010, 12:39:54 PM »

I saw this written down once:

Teen:  You don't understand this generation....we have the internet, and cell phones, and all of these electronic devices to use, we are far beyond what you were when you were our age.  You didn't have these things when you were young.

Man My Age:  That's right.  We didn't have them, so we had to invent them.
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« Reply #127 on: July 12, 2010, 12:39:56 PM »

Sorry, I like handwriting.  Cursive, as you call it.  I like printing, too, but cursive is a wonderful thing and now it's going to go the way of the dodo bird.  And that is not a good thing, if you ask me.  So, schools are all about these big tests now?  They used to be about learning and teaching and a variety of subjects.  Now it's all about some school district tests?  Maybe that's why the youth of today is so illiterate.
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« Reply #128 on: July 12, 2010, 12:41:11 PM »

I am most intrigued by the Columbia Film Noir Collection, but it is at least $45......so it will be awhile before it resides at my house.
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« Reply #129 on: July 12, 2010, 12:44:18 PM »

I saw this written down once:

Teen:  You don't understand this generation....we have the internet, and cell phones, and all of these electronic devices to use, we are far beyond what you were when you were our age.  You didn't have these things when you were young.

Man My Age:  That's right.  We didn't have them, so we had to invent them.

Gee, I wonder what would happen to these young folks if (God forbid) all power and electronics were somehow destroyed.

They would be totally incapacitated.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #130 on: July 12, 2010, 01:00:05 PM »

Here is the Mooresville Town Square recently......the building on the corner was the Citizen's Bank...and on the corner stood the 20' high lighted KKK cross....  :P

I used to have a book with OLDER photos, but it was borrowed never to be seen again.
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« Reply #131 on: July 12, 2010, 01:00:58 PM »

We have a bookstore downtown.  ;D
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« Reply #132 on: July 12, 2010, 01:02:36 PM »

It used to be a Motorcycle repair shop.....before that a paint and tile store.....before that Ruby's Restaurant.....before that Swinney's Heating & Cooling.....the first thing I remember it being was Mooresville Water Company
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« Reply #133 on: July 12, 2010, 01:03:51 PM »

The bulding with the awning in the first photo was a Rexall Drug Store with a soda fountain!  The building to its right was the Western Auto.
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« Reply #134 on: July 12, 2010, 01:04:16 PM »

Now it is Zydeco's Restaurant and a Dance Studio.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #135 on: July 12, 2010, 01:06:31 PM »

That's my father in front our family summer home in Soap Lake, WA, circa early-1950s.

We had some happy times there.

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« Reply #136 on: July 12, 2010, 01:20:22 PM »

My adopted son Joshie can use some vibes; he went to Montreal and came back with a stomach disorder, although I doubt the two events are related. He has no health insurance until Encores! revs up in September so he could usethe vibes. Thanks!

~~~Super Vibes for DR Elmore's DAS Joshie!!~~~
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« Reply #137 on: July 12, 2010, 01:20:26 PM »

That's a big chimney DR DRUXY!
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« Reply #138 on: July 12, 2010, 01:26:36 PM »

That's a big chimney DR DRUXY!

2 fireplaces; one inside and one outside.
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« Reply #139 on: July 12, 2010, 01:33:44 PM »

That's my father in front our family summer home in Soap Lake, WA, circa early-1950s.

We had some happy times there.



That is a fabulous looking home! I love the design!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #140 on: July 12, 2010, 01:34:44 PM »

Happy Birthday, DR Cillaliz!
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #141 on: July 12, 2010, 01:35:41 PM »

ADD has nothing whatsoever to do with MTV, internet, movies or anyother thing of that sort. It is a medical condition that has been around forever, but only recently recognized. So enough of that ridiculousness, OK.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #142 on: July 12, 2010, 01:35:46 PM »

I have been told that I have to understand how young people are today. Like, they make a commitment and then don't show up. I have to understand how young people are.


That's very much like Queen Noor chastising the west for not "understanding" the middle eastern mindset back during the first Gulf War.  If we could "understand" that our concept of "Hell, no!  That ain't right" was really "This is everything we stand for!" in Jordan, then we wouldn't be ut there saving Kuwait from Iraq.
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« Reply #143 on: July 12, 2010, 01:41:12 PM »

My grand-niece is learning cursive in her first grade class, so I can't figure out where you are finding this information that cursive is no longer taught.

I rarely write in cursive, anymore. I don't know why. Frankly, I don't see why it should even matter. My only concern would be whether I could read someone's writing or not.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #144 on: July 12, 2010, 01:41:56 PM »

I think I am grumpy today.
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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #145 on: July 12, 2010, 01:42:10 PM »

Here is a very disturbing news story from here in Oakland.


Mark the nonsensical statement from the mother that she simply did not believe the police report...even though the father "admitted" what he had done.  And this is symptomatic of MUCH of what goes on here...disrespect, to the point of utter imbecility, for peace officers.
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« Reply #146 on: July 12, 2010, 01:43:05 PM »

I think I am grumpy today.


Well, cursive you!
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« Reply #147 on: July 12, 2010, 01:45:17 PM »

But I am not too grumpy to wish DR Cillaliz a fantastic and wonderful birthday! Have a fun day, Priscilla!!





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Re: LA - THE CITY THAT WAS
« Reply #148 on: July 12, 2010, 01:46:10 PM »

Happy Birthday, CillaLiz!
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« Reply #149 on: July 12, 2010, 01:48:13 PM »

...they no longer teach handwriting in school - and boy does that explain my last helper's unbelievably childish scrawl - only printing they teach now -

My guess is that they no longer have ink wells in every desk.

Realistically, there is little use for cursive in out modern computer world. The kids are being taught compunter skills instead.

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Actually, I virtually never use cursive - I address envelopes using block letters (which the Post Office adores).

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That's because more and more postal carriers cannot read handwriting unless it's block-printed.

How many school-age children do you suppose could read out loud the Declaration of Independence in its original hand-written form?
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