Thursday, December 6, 2012

1939

My Mother received this certificate when she was 13 1/2 for completing the advanced course in the Palmer Method of Business Writing.  The Palmer Method of penmanship, popular in the early 20th century, involved muscle motion, speed and plainness.  As you can see, there was nothing plain about Mom!  February 23, 1939.

The handwriting at the top of the page is from the Palmer Instruction material which I found on the internet.  The practice sentences said:  "It is not so much the amount of practice, as the kind of practice that counts.  It is the constant effort to acquire precision that leads to success in writing."

 The certificate is an actual photograph of the one Mom received.  The original is big and has pretty pink and blue ribbon attached to the seal.

11 comments:

Charlotte Brochu said...

You always have such great memories to scrap! Your layout is lovely. I love the colors!

Lynn said...

I love your heritage layouts Cindy. This is gorgeous. What a beautiful memory to scrap.

Denise said...

Your vintage layout is beautiful! Love the paper and gorgeous lace along the top :)

Heather Landry said...

How gorgeous is this!? I love that you shrunk the degree down to fit on your page. Just amazing!

E.T. said...

so many beautiful memories and what a beautiful layout too!

Sharon Fritchey said...

Absolutely wonderful and totally gorgeous, Cindy! I love how you have so many wonderful photos and memories on your pages!!!!!

Keren Tamir said...

Beautiful vintage LO.

Heather McMahon said...

Cindy your stories are always so interesting. How do you keep coming up with them all? Great layout!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh how lovely!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

Precious page with timeless memories!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such an amazing heritage page with these gorgeous photos of your mom and copies of her original ephemera!! Thanks for sharing the back story!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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