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Old 02-06-08, 04:57 PM   #1
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Please Post Something that is Wonderous!

I like writing letters occasionally and sending them by snail mail. I use good stationary and my Parker Pen with either Black or Blue Ink! The Ink of course is Quink Ink! I write front and back and try to make the letter several pages long and written in the finest script I can manage.

There is spmething special about writing a long letter as well as recieving one that is just wonderous. You can take the letter, written in someones hand, and read it over and over again. It really is wonderous.
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I suck at calligraphy, even though I've tried numerous pens, from fountain pens, to ball point pens, to gel writers, not to mention pencils (mechanical and normal). These days, if I want a really elegant, handwritten font on a letter, I'll purchase an Adobe Type 1 font from a Web based foundry, change the text color to blue (or whatever color I want the "pen" to appear), then print it. The only thing I handwrite is my signature.

As for something wonderous, for me, it will be the day I graduate college, as well as the day (unknown when) I get hitched. Of course, opening weekend at a renfaire when the weather isn't 100 degrees (38 degrees C) and its not humid does come close.
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I suck at calligraphy, even though I've tried numerous pens, from fountain pens, to ball point pens, to gel writers, not to mention pencils (mechanical and normal). These days, if I want a really elegant, handwritten font on a letter, I'll purchase an Adobe Type 1 font from a Web based foundry, change the text color to blue (or whatever color I want the "pen" to appear), then print it. The only thing I handwrite is my signature.
My cursive is atrocious but there is something special about something handwritten that cannot be captured by a computer program. The cursive is something that is more a personal reflection of the writer.
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Opening day at the ball park.
Opening day at the Ballpark. ******* Jacks, soda, beer, and hot dogs. The fun of listening to the crowd and picking up a souvenir and a program! Opening day is truly Wonderous!
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One of the really cool things about a hand-written letter is that, if you want to make it look nice, you have to slow down and concentrate on how and what you're writing. You get to take a deep breath, relax, use a nice pen and paper and put together something that looks nice and is a thousand times more personal than an email or typed letter.

Not everyone is capable of good penmanship, but for those who are, it's a treat to write and read. Mrs. Mouse is a calligrapher, has the pens and nibs and ink and everything. It is a wonder to watch.

It rivals a good sunset.
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a thousand times more personal than an email or typed letter.

Not everyone is capable of good penmanship,
Don't be so quick to dismiss a typed letter. To me, the product of my 78-year-old manual typewriter is quite beautiful. Moreso than my handwriting could ever be, no matter how hard I try. Typing a letter on a manual typewriter takes a lot more concentration and skill than typing the same letter with a word processor, especially if it predates correction functionality.

Of course, if you're talking about something typed in word, then printed on an inkjet using copier paper, then yes, I agree.
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The clouds (1k mph winds) of Saturn's north pole form a huge hexagon, no one knows why.
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Saturn's south pole is like looking down into a tornado vortex.
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Opening day at the Ballpark. ******* Jacks, soda, beer, and hot dogs. The fun of listening to the crowd and picking up a souvenir and a program! Opening day is truly Wonderous!
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After a ride or a walk on a miserably cold and damp day it is wonderous to take a hot tub, change into comfy clothes, put on some nice music, curl up in my easy chair, cover myself with a fleece blanket, and drink hot chocolate covered with whipped cream, cinnamon, and two Lorna Doone shortbread cookies on the side!

Oh yeah! I forgot a good book and dozing off to sleep!
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I am like a schoolboy when my Wife comes home from work. I think about her all day and can not wait for her to walk in the door. It makes me giddy and so happy to see her!! I shower her with kisses and hugs and tell her how much I Love her.

My Wife makes me feel wonderous!
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Okay.

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Don't be so quick to dismiss a typed letter. To me, the product of my 78-year-old manual typewriter is quite beautiful. Moreso than my handwriting could ever be, no matter how hard I try. Typing a letter on a manual typewriter takes a lot more concentration and skill than typing the same letter with a word processor, especially if it predates correction functionality.

Of course, if you're talking about something typed in word, then printed on an inkjet using copier paper, then yes, I agree.
Not to date myself (I did go to high school in a little town FY), but I took a course in my Junior year of High School that was typing (prepping for the final paper that was part of graduating) - and it was a huge classroom - all using the old cast iron-ish manual typewriters. And with a book (to practice with) and the teacher doing the verbal quizzes ...... that consisted of us typing the letter/word she spoke. The band room (yeah where I spent a lot of time) was across the hall from the class and I remember the "rhythmic" pounding of the keys (could be from nearly 50 students in the class) in answer to the teacher shouting out .... "a semi a semi a semi t u t u t u q p q p" RETURN (slam) For one thing you got good at knowing where the keys where while also building the ability to take at least the right hand off the keys to slam the return - and return to typing asap.



Can do upper and lower number keys as well as the F1-12 keys - with all the rest of the computer keys (insert/page up and number pad) to the right without too much of a falter --- and rather base this confidence on the old initial manual typewriter teachings ...

Oh yeah - and type fast without jamming those infernal long letter things into a mess - and to NOT mess up that ribbon (messy things).

And with that said ---- I step (hopefully unnoticed) back into the 21st cent.
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[pedant]edit: if, like me, you're sick of scrawling with a ball point pen then a disposable (or disposable cartridge) square nibbed calligraphy fountain pen (not the fibre tipped ones) may help.

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