Penmanship used to be one of the first things we learned in school. Once we learned about the alphabet, and how to make letters, we were able to print out words. Eventually, we were taught how to write in cursive, and once we mastered that, most of our schoolwork was written out. The schools are no longer teaching kids how to write in cursive. They are probably doing good if they can still print, with all of the things that are done on a computer nowdays. Where we used to write notes and secretly pass them in class, the kids nowdays send texts. We were talking with a lady today, and she said that her teenage son has no idea how to write in cursive. Now , you might not think that this is the end of the world; but guess what-----he was supposed to sign something and has NO idea how to sign even his own name except to print it out ! ! Think of all the things we have to sign. Even if most of the things we sign are printed out on paper, we still have to be able to produce a legal signature at the bottom of the page. What will these kids do when they grow up and have to start signing things ? I remember thinking that it was bad that kids nowdays can't tell time on a real clock, or make change from a dollar; but not being able to even sign their names is getting even more serious.