Today, National Handwriting Day, is John Hancock’s birthday. John Hancock was a patriot, a rabble-rouser, the first and third governor of Massachusetts, and yet he is best remembered for his large flamboyant signature on the Declaration of Independence. Hancock’s handwriting matched his personality. As the very first signer on the Declaration of Independence, he declared, […]
Having a “John Hancock”
The ability to sign your name is one of the best reasons to learn cursive writing. Even with all the digital ways you can dodge handwriting, often one needs to “sign the pad” for a transaction. So what do you do? Scribble or print? Your signature or your “John Hancock,” as it is sometimes referred […]
August 10, 2014 There’s a sweet 2 year old boy named Sebastian who lives on my mail route. I’m told, one of the first words he learned was my name: “KA- roll.” He loves my truck, and will have his nurse wheel him about in search of the postal vehicle in the neighborhood. Recently, his […]
A Good Idea!
June 13, 2014 Sending a thank you note after receiving a job rejection is courteous and a great public relations move. The BOTTOM LINE Personal suggests how to approach this idea.”If you liked the organization and want to be considered for a future opening, a thank you note after a rejection will set you apart […]
National Letter Writing Week begins today!
January 8, 2012 Today begins National Letter Writing Week in the U.S. Hailie Vuolo shouts “Write a Letter!” Wherever you are, use the momentum to pen a letter to someone. A thank you note is always a good way to start.
A child’s thank you note
August 7, 2011 Children’s letters are so precious. There’s originality and a genuine heartfelt expression where even their mistakes are endearing. The story behind this crayoned thank you centers around Fred, a lost dog. One summer day, while delivering the mail, I noticed a small beagle hovering around my truck. I had never seen him […]
June 27, 2011 Today’s youth are growing up using the computer. They are trained to print in the early grades and then “keyboarding” comes along by maybe the third grade. Cursive script is not compulsory, perhaps it is not even offered. To describe the joys of letter writing to the current culture, one might as […]