Thursday, July 8, 2010
These books were some goodies I got one day walking to the studio. I think I paid a dollar or two for all three of them. I never know exactly what I'm going to do with any of these things, but a collector is a collector no matter what. That would be me.
I bought Smoldering Flames for the cover alone. It wasn't until I got to my studio and started flipping through it that I felt like I'd found a written goldmine, as well.
Fact: Only twenty years ago, shorthand classes were seen in nearly every high school in the country. Now, the overwhelming majority of high school students today has never seen nor heard of Gregg Shorthand.
I'm not sure that an Anniversary Edition makes this book any more interesting. Shorthand, in general, I find fascinating. It's such a dying art and It's been around since mid-4th century BC. It's an entirely different language and seems much more difficult than even Latin (i know, because i tried, i swear i tried!)
Check out the written shorthand word for totally. And the word for socially could even be my new signature: It's just a 'y' and really, for as social as I am, I probably only have time to write the 'y' from my name 'molly'. It just makes sense.
Maybe this shorthand thing isn't as tough as I thought!
I like that the book I got has a students' handwriting all over it.
You'd have to take some serious copious notes in this class.
There you have it: books.
As Nan Livingstone might say, something exciting is always happening in my young life!