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My GD is left-handed.  Nobody on my side is but my DDIL's sister is also left-handed.  Whether it is genetic or not doesn't matter nor do I even know if that factors in with GD.

 

It is true years ago left-handed children were often forced to use their right hands.  How humiliating.

 

 

"" Compassion is a verb."-Thich Nhat Hanh
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Poor guy.  He must be wondering what else you haven't told him.  Smiley Happy

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I'd like to think so @DesertGems  as I'm the leftie, my Dad was too. When I thiknk back to mom's side and both sets of Grandparents, only Dad and I are lefties. Don't know how, when, where or why but I will confirm he was a very creative mason with a good 60 years of laying brick, cement blocks, tons literally of stone work. As for me and being artistic, not so much maybe only in my head. In hs art classes, I couldn't even draw a straight line with a ruler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thankfully this has fallen by the wayside .. like many other things

from the :" 50's "

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OMG!!! Being left handed is not an affliction! Even to this day, when I write, people still look at me in utter amazement! Smiley LOL

 

I remember back in the day, my 1st grade teacher tried her best to break me from using scissors in my left hand. It traumatized me so much that day, my mother went to the school and had a few choice words with her. Ironically, I cannot hold scissors with my left hand! So, I guess that teacher taught me well. 

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@Carmie 

 

My son and DIL were in their kitchen discussing my 54th wedding anniversary coming this Monday. My grandson was there too when my son brought up the crazy Italian southpaw and the American southpaw being together so long. My grandson has never paid attention to which hand Pops and I favor or use. Why would he? Anyway, the poor boy (13) is going through puberty only to find out his grandparents are from another planet…or something.

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Me and my son !!!

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@Diva on The Q wrote:

OMG!!! Being left handed is not an affliction! Even to this day, when I write, people still look at me in utter amazement! Smiley LOL

 

I remember back in the day, my 1st grade teacher tried her best to break me from using scissors in my left hand. It traumatized me so much that day, my mother went to the school and had a few choice words with her. Ironically, I cannot hold scissors with my left hand! So, I guess that teacher taught me well. 


@Diva on The Q I'm left handed and I cannot use left handed scissors.  It's one of the few things I do right handed.

My m-i-l still does think being left handed is an affiliction and according to her all left-handers are dyslexic.  When I questioned that her answer was, well you're an exception.

I remember one day, many years ago, she went to hand my niece something with her left hand and made a big production of having to correct it before my niece took it from her.  That had to be one of the rudest things I ever experienced.

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I am a lefty  but have learned to do many things with my right hand because utensils are designed for right handed persons.  Scissors, can openers, many spatulas are contoured for right handed use.  

 

I once ordered a special left handed potato peeler and it is good but not life changing.  School was difficult with the spiral notebooks  and desks designed for right handed use.

 

I adapted and survived.

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How did he not notice?