As we were waiting at the doctor's office, a man and his wife came in with their newborn. The man had a very funny t-shirt on that I felt I should get (being left handed). The shirt said, "I may be left handed, but I am always right!" That made me laugh. It was nice to see a fellow left-hander.
Left handers Day: August 13th
Being left handed I have often wondered, "Why are some lefties and some righties?" I know my parents told me they tried putting the crayon in my right hand, but I chose the left. My mom also told the the tale that having children after you are 30 makes the chances of being left handed more likely. In my family's case, it seems to stand to reason since I am the only one born after she turned 30, and am also the only lefty.
I remember in high school I was excited to take a calligraphy class. Little did I know that calligraphy was completely made for right handed people. That didn't stop me from learning the beautiful writing styles. I still used the same pen as everyone else (although I heard that you can buy a special lefty pen), I just adapted and tilted my pen away from my hand to match those of my right handed students. I loved that class, but boy was it uncomfortable writing in such an abnormal way!
Well, here's to being left handed!
Funny thing, I found a site devoted to left handers and their club: