Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Life of a Left-Handed Person!

I’m left-handed, have been all my life, and I have no way of knowing anything different. However, I do know other people see me as an oddball. But why? Just because fewer than 10% of the people in the world are left-handed, am I really that different? Apparently so, according to some people.

My dad used to tease me and tell me I was turned inside-out. My first grade teacher threatened and cajoled me, trying to get me to use my “right” hand rather than the “wrong” one. My grandmother used to let me sit at the head of the table so the “righty” sitting next to me wouldn’t bump my elbow.

I’m perfectly fine being left-handed, but there are some things right-handed people need to understand about us. Well, maybe not—at least not if they don’t have a left-handed person in their lives to deal with. But if they do, I wrote an article that might help them better understand us left-handers. You'll find a long list of famous lefties. Isn't it interesting that so many of our recent presidents have been "south paws"?

For “righties” who have left-handed kids or the other way around, there’s another article that might help teach the other-handed child. I learned how to crochet from my right-handed grandmother because she instinctively used the mirror-image teaching technique.


Stephanie Faris said...

My stepdad is left-handed and when we all go out to dinner, he always has to sit with his left arm free. If a lefty sits next to a righty and they both try to eat, it's almost comical...

Debby Mayne said...

I know. I've worn my soup on more than one occasion.

So how are you doing, Steph? Your picture looks SO cute!

Debra said...

Hey Debby!

I'm a lefty, too. I have four children and none of them are left-handed. But, my sister and her husband are both right-handed,and two of their three children are lefties... How funny is that?!


"south paws" I like that!

CatMom said...

Hello Debby! I am also a lefty, and it hasn't always been easy, LOL! ~ Did you know we have our own special "holiday"? Aug. 13 is National Left-Handers Day!! I discovered that several years ago, and have been letting others know about this day.
Hugs, Patti Jo :)

Debby Mayne said...

Maybe we should have our "lefties" chapter of the ACFW.

Andrea said...

I am a leftie, and love it! So is my husband, Fred - a perfect match made by God!

Blessings & Happy Twenty Ten -


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