Miss Nancy

I have frequently received compliments on my handwriting. I recall that my dad had a nice handwriting. However, I have not always had an enviable handwriting, a handwriting that my students bragged about when I wrote on the board as their teacher. In the third grade, when we were learning to write cursive, Miss Nancy Owens was my teacher. Miss Nancy was, if anything, strict regarding penmanship. The biggest problem area for me was in my r’s which were adorned by a nearly flat top at the crest. Miss Nancy’s r’s followed from the crest with a downward curl. Every afternoon, I was told to remain after school, making my cursive r’s over and over until I mastered the technique. Recently, I wrote something for my partner, Dimitris. He looked at my handwriting and pronounced it “poofy.” Are you kidding? He then asserted strongly that any male with a handwriting that “pretty” was definitely gay. After years of trying to figure out where my being gay came from, I now know that I can excuse my parents as my being gay came from my third grade teacher, Miss Nancy.



About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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One Response to Miss Nancy

  1. arcadian48 says:

    very witty, my friend!

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