Still more lefty persecution
Posted by Ann H on September 30, 1997 at 09:38:48:
In response to The trials of a lefty, written by Linda on September 25, 1997 at 13:37:24
] A slight digression, but my poor brother had such a hard time in school. His teachers would not accept assignments written on the back of the paper (i.e. the holes on the right). If he took the paper out of the notebook, he usually mislaid it; missed homework, poor grades. So, he would twist his arm around the notebook rings. It is hard to describe, but it looks very uncomfortable. BTW, he still writes that way even though he no longer has notebook rings to worry about.
] My left-handed husband writes naturally; like the rest of us, except with the other hand. Maybe the fact that his mother is also left-handed helped him.
My husband, who is 55, showed signs of prefering his left hand when he was a baby. His grandmother, who was English, was appalled. So when he was not quite two, she took off all of his clothes, tied a black velvet ribbon around hiis middle, and turned him end over end three times (to "change" his handedness. Then she took one of his long-sleeved shirts and sewed the left sleeve to the body of the shirt and insisted that his mother dress him in that shirt for two weeks. Well, he now writes with his right hand, but he has the rottenest handwriting known to man. Anyone out there ever heard of any similar superstitions?
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