- Apr 8, 2011
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My mother was a lefty. Back in the late 1930's the nuns in Catholic school forced to her write with her right hand.
Heck, they were still trying to do that in the 70s. My kindergarten teacher told my dad they had to treat it like I was “handicapped” and to make me use my right hand. I cannot repeat what Dad said but it was a very colorful version of “leave her be.” Needless to say, I write with my left hand and no one ever tried to change that again. I did have to learn to do a lot of things right handed (still use scissors with my right hand) simply because it was a righty world out there. Now they have all sorts of stuff for lefties. My DD has no idea how easy she has it.Lefty though school offered to make me right handed