From a Letter to Editor Oct. 22: “Today Stuttering Awareness Day” Jane Fraser from Memphis, Tn.
It’s thankful I am to get a chance to share this childhood experience.
First day at country school – 10 grades, one teacher. Apparently I’m left-handed, so I’m using my pencil with my left hand - teacher comes, takes pencil and puts it in my right hand. She turns her back, pencil goes back in the left hand - likely repeated throughout the day.
I’d have cried telling my parents of bad experience of my first day at school.
The next morning, Dad came to school too. I can hear him yet (what a good Dad he was, even if a little hot-headed); he’s speaking to our teacher: “That child is left-handed, leave her alone.”
I am left-handed and always notice others and tease “There’s as many of us as right-handed people.”
Over the years I’ve heard reference to a connection - changing people and cousin stuttering.
Mrs. Ray Brown