[Ads-l] Modern Times

George Thompson george.thompson at NYU.EDU
Wed Dec 16 23:24:32 EST 2020


I was working at a local historical site, with a young guy, a history major
at the local college.  He was bright, and really interested in history,
planning on graduate school &c.  He was looking at some documents from only
100 years ago, or thereabouts.  He pushed them to me, saying he couldn't
read cursive.
Have we really reached the point that children will have to be taught
paleography, in order for them to read their birthday cards from Grampa?

GAT

On Wed, Dec 16, 2020 at 9:25 PM James Landau <
00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

> From the instructions on how to write letters to voters, from Vote Forward
>
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> ""Some voters may not be accustomed to reading cursive, so please print"
> James Landau
> jjjrlandau at netscape.com
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-- 
George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern
Univ. Pr., 1998.

But when aroused at the Trump of Doom / Ye shall start, bold kings, from
your lowly tomb. . .
L. H. Sigourney, "Burial of Mazeen", Poems.  Boston, 1827, p. 112

The Trump of Doom -- also known as The Dunghill Toadstool.  (Here's a
picture of his great-grandfather.)
http://www.parliament.uk/worksofart/artwork/james-gillray/an-excrescence---a-fungus-alias-a-toadstool-upon-a-dunghill/3851

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