I was one of the latter…..it just didn’t make sense.
I met someone the other day who could – and still does
The amalgamation of Probus clubs I spoke about last year has happened so I popped into their offshoot ’book club’ group the other day…..it means I can get to know some of the ’new to me’ members of the other club in a more casual environment while chatting about something we all enjoy – books we’ve read, books to be read as well as books currently being read.
They are a little bit more formal in their ways in that they actually keep ‘minutes’ of a sort at the book club noting – what I just said…..books read etc and who spoke about what.
And guess what the ’scribe’ was doing…..I watched her hand and thought ’that doesn’t look like longhand’ – it wasn’t. Turns out she was one of the ones who could…..and (aged 85) still does at every opportunity she told me. ’Never lose your skills because you never know when you’ll need them’!
As I said, I was one who couldn’t……were you one who could?
Here’s a really interesting article to read – https://www.britannica.com/topic/shorthand