The Book Of Me: Prompt 42 --Handwriting

If you are not familiar with this wonderful project that was created by Julie Goucher of the Angler's Rest blog, please refer to this link:

This week's prompt is - Handwriting

Add to your Book of Me an example of your handwriting.
Share some examples of your ancestors - parents, Grandparents, etc
Has your handwriting changed over time?
Perhaps include some samples of younger generations?
In this digital age our descendants will marvel at our handwriting for very different reasons when compared to us marvelling at our ancestors handwriting. We take for granted that we can probably write. That in the past was not a given right.

Here's a sample of my handwriting from when I was a kid.  It's from a card I made for my paternal grandmother. 

And yes my handwriting has changed a bit from then. It's now messier. Only kidding :)

Here are some handwriting samples from a few of my ancestors.

Samuel H Whitney
Maternal 2nd great grandfather.

Augustus Whitney
Maternal 2nd great grand uncle (Samuel Whitney's brother)

Harold Murrell 
Paternal grandfather

John Harrison
Maternal great grandfather

Rev. T. D. Harrison
Maternal 2nd great grandfather (father to John Harrison)

Frank L. Bryant
Maternal great grandfather

I am still trying to play catch up so I am going to keep this post brief. On to prompt 43!


  1. Love looking at old signatures and yours with the little sun. Why did we all draw the sun with those rays around it?

    1. You make a good point Kristin. Why did we all draw the sun in that way? :)


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