Is cursive important? Ask a grandparent who gets a chicken-scratch thank-you note.

November 29, 2011

Despite the fact doctors and lawyers and a few other professionals have a disdain for cursive (decent) handwriting, it is still an essential tool to properly identify a signature especially on documents ("Crossing out cursive?" Nov. 27). Cursive avoidance is not new or recent experience — ask grandparents who receive a "thank you" from grandchildren for gifts that are always printed.

Some now even emulate the harsh scribble of the professionals.

Richard L. Lelonek, Baltimore

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