I used to have excellent penmanship. I know this because I tried really really hard to copy the example handwriting in school, curving each letter precisely as the guidelines suggested. Today, I wrote two thank you letters before my sentences started to become illegible.
I'm not going to write a diatribe about how technology is evil. I like technology. I think Benjamin Franklin would have invented the iPhone years ago had he lived longer, and Google has saved me many a call to the public library.
But I sure do wish I could still write purty.