I, for one, could never quite get my circles to look like the samples from the original text of A.N. Palmer’s 1915 publication.
The drills were designed for proper hand muscle development that would lead to something that looked like this:
Our ink-stained, long- sleeved, white uniform blouses were a constant laundry challenge.
But we did learn cursive. And it stuck.
So much so that when I entered public school in the 9th grade, I had to trade in my fountain pens and learn to print.
The Palmer Method was abandoned sometime in mid- twentieth century.
It is under current discussion that cursive be dropped from all elementary school programs.
It seems that lazy dog had the right idea.
He saw that handwriting on the wall, and left it there, for a keyboard.