What's your opinion of your own penmanship?
I've noticed here and on FPN that many people seem to be sensitive about their handwriting, automatically apologizing for it if attaching a photograph with a sample, or just telling us how bad it is.
Thus, another poll. What is your own opinion of your everyday handwriting? Are you proud of how good it is? So embarrassed by it that you use it only for notes to yourself? Somewhere in between? Feel free to show a sample, or not. I'm not interested in judging anybody else, just curious about how people feel about this.
My opinion of my own writing? I think it's adequate to pretty good. It's a far cry from the neat rounded hand that I was taught in elementary school in the 1960s, but it has evolved to something that I think is pretty typical for men of my generation. Folks within shouting distance my own age, if they haven't gotten out of the habit of using cursive entirely, seem to find it readable. Really young people look at it as if it were were Old Church Slavonic; but I try to tell myself that it's because they haven't learned cursive. My purpose in writing is to communicate. If I think that someone is likely to have trouble with my script for whatever reason, then I'll print, or send them an Email.
If enough people here ask me what the writing below says, I'll know that I'm too easy on myself. At this point, though, it's not likely that I'll put any serious effort into improvement.
"...when I attempt a discourse the words come out as they will, and they may make sense when they strike the atmosphere, or they may not." O.Henry - - "Cabbages and Kings"