Random memory: _rule_ "ruler" (UNCLASSIFIED)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jul 5 15:58:28 UTC 2013

I recall the days we had <ruled paper>; i.e. paper with lines, as if made
with a ruler, vs. blank paper (without lines). Them were the days we
hand-writ things. Cursively. And got graded for penmanship. Which I never
got more than a C for. Which is why I taught myself to type on my mother's
old manual (not even electric) typewriter. Amen and God bless.

On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 3:15 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 5:22 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
> william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:
> > See "slide rule", machinist's rule, etc.
> I agree. But these aren't the simple wooden - well, more likely to be
> plastic, these days - sticks used by pre-adolesents for measuring and
> drawing on construction paper or whatever.
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