August 13 is left handers day! #lefthanders #southpaw

left handers

I’m happy to say that I’m one of the ‘elite’ left handers of the world. Yup, I’m a leftie and proud of it.

This year, left handers day snuck up on me so I didn’t have a great deal of time to put together a new post, so I resurrected a previous one and updated it.

Authors who are left-handed include Hans Christian Anderson who was most famous for his fairy tales, Compton MacKenzie who brought us Whisky Galore and Monarch of the Glen, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, H.G. Wells and me *apologizing for being cheeky*.

Okay, I might not be in the same league as these aforementioned writers, but still, I’m an author of nine books and a number of magazine articles.

left handers

I hear you saying, there are only seven books there and two have the same title. Well, there’s a reason for that. I don’t have my two children’s books in the stack, nor do I have my collection of short stories there.  And, I wasn’t bright enough to retain a single copy of the first edition of my debut novel, A Shadow in the Past. All of my books are here on this page, except for the first edition of my debut novel.

Other famous left handers

Did you know that Drew Carey, Howie Mandel, Don Rickles, and Jerry Seinfield are among the list of left-handed comedians?

And then there are the less savoury elements of society – the criminals. Billy the Kid, The Boston Strangler, Jack the Ripper, John Dillinger to name a few.

See, there’s good and bad in all of us. #lefties happen to get a bad rap because it used to be thought that being left-handed was a sign of the devil – it was evil.

How many left handers out there were forced to change from your left to your right hand by your teachers or even your parents?

Feel free to leave a comment with your left handers experiences.


2 thoughts on “August 13 is left handers day! #lefthanders #southpaw”

  1. Dear Melanie,
    Thanks for posting to help yourself and others celebrate being a left-handed person.

    When I taught handwriting in elementary school, I taught the children to hold their paper in a different direction so they wouldn’t cramp their fingers trying to write.

    You go, girl. You are amazing.
    Go, left-handed people, go.
    Never Give Up

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Joan. We lefties have come up with all sorts of tricks to compensate for living in a primarily right-handed world. 🙂

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