Southpaw Sorrows

It’s national “Left-Handed” day….

The Lighter Side of Life

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Truly, we are the probably the last publicly marginalized, reviled and scoffed at social group on the planet –  we ‘left-handers’.

From the old Catholic-school nuns who swung yard sticks like Japanese Katana’s with the same stealth and accuracy across our sore, crippled knuckles,

nun to 3-ring binders that defied our ability to write even the most simple notes on the page, left-handed people have had to endure pain and abuse all our lives.

Back in the 50’s and 60’s, left handed kids were about as popular as the witches of Salem.  In fact, lefties were at some point, considered possessed when writing with the ‘wrong’ hand.

Looking at the contorted, sideways scribbling we do, it’s hard to argue the point.  Dragging your hand through fresh ink leaves an ugly stain and smears the writing as you go.  No wonder those angry old nuns would rattle their sabers at us.

We huddle and…

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