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post #46 of 86 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 20, 9:52 AM
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. I used to come home from school with a blackened left hand from rubbing across what I had just written.
Yup, me too all the time. One of my wifes best friends when we first met was a lefty also but she wrote in a way I've never seen a lefty write. Most of us lefties write backhand from over the top but she used to turn the page 90 degrees to the right and write from underneath kinda sideways like. She never had a problem with getting ink or lead on her hand, sure did look weird though. We named our youngest daughter after this lady.
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Another lefty here. Sort of a hybrid/ambidextrous but mostly left.

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Yup, me too all the time. One of my wifes best friends when we first met was a lefty also but she wrote in a way I've never seen a lefty write. Most of us lefties write backhand from over the top but she used to turn the page 90 degrees to the right and write from underneath kinda sideways like. She never had a problem with getting ink or lead on her hand, sure did look weird though. We named our youngest daughter after this lady.
That's the way I do it.

I remember Little League............My Dad had to buy me a left handed glove to play, but when I walked up the plate, I batted right handed. Go figure.
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I'm right handed. I have 5 kids. Boy, 3 girls, boy. My oldest daughter is left handed, and her grandmother on her mom's side is also. She's very creative and artistic. I always had a hard time teaching her how to do anything because she used the wrong hand! but I never tried to stop her.

I wrench for a living, and occasionally for what ever reason only my left hand will go where I need to. It's my dumb hand, but does the job nearly as well as the right.

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Yup, me too all the time. One of my wifes best friends when we first met was a lefty also but she wrote in a way I've never seen a lefty write. Most of us lefties write backhand from over the top but she used to turn the page 90 degrees to the right and write from underneath kinda sideways like. She never had a problem with getting ink or lead on her hand, sure did look weird though. We named our youngest daughter after this lady.
My dada was right handed but he wrote like that too. With the paper turned sideways.

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That's the way I do it.

I remember Little League............My Dad had to buy me a left handed glove to play, but when I walked up the plate, I batted right handed. Go figure.
My dad was a baseball star and left-handed hitter (he threw right-handed). So when I stated playing ball (and throwing left-handed), dad expected me to bad left-handed too. But I did like the other kids and hit from the right side, right on up to "B" string Little League, when I came to realize I was a natural left-handed hitter. My success at the plate improved immensely after that.
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My dad was a baseball star and left-handed hitter (he threw right-handed). So when I stated playing ball (and throwing left-handed), dad expected me to bad left-handed too. But I did like the other kids and hit from the right side, right on up to "B" string Little League, when I came to realize I was a natural left-handed hitter. My success at the plate improved immensely after that.
Wow that's a very unusual story. I've never heard of anyone doing that, (batting from their weak side without even knowing it). That must have been quite an ego boost for you once you began hitting from your strong side.
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Wow that's a very unusual story. I've never heard of anyone doing that, (batting from their weak side without even knowing it). That must have been quite an ego boost for you once you began hitting from your strong side.
I wasn't a bad right hand hitter, but all the same saw the ball much better from the left side and therefore reacted much quicker. And with 90% of the kids hitting right-handed, young pitchers weren't all that used to throwing to left-handed hitters and made more "mistakes". And good hitters know what to do with "mistake" pitches.
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I am a lefty, so is my wife, my brother was a lefty also but when he went to school they made him switch to right handed. then his son was born left handed also, the school wanted to make him switch but my brother went to the school & told them to leave him as he was which they did. My brother said he had a very rough time to switch & didn't want his son go through the same bullsh1t.
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I am a lefty, so is my wife, my brother was a lefty also but when he went to school they made him switch to right handed. then his son was born left handed also, the school wanted to make him switch but my brother went to the school & told them to leave him as he was which they did. My brother said he had a very rough time to switch & didn't want his son go through the same bullsh1t.
Good move by your brother to confront the school about his son.

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Lefty here....

I HATED it growing up. I played baseball up through high school and all I ever wanted to play was 3rd base or shortstop. Never happening, its pretty much impossible to be a left handed 3rd baseman. I got stuck at 1st base.

When I went to Marine Corps boot camp, the only benefit to being a lefty was I got to throw hand grenades first. We lefty's throw the M-67 fragmentation grenade differently so all the lefty's got to go first. At first I thought we'd get to chill while all the righty's threw....if you know anything about Marine Corps boot camp, there's no such thing as chilling. They decided we should do push ups and sit ups while everyone else waited their turn to throw.

And it was a real benefit on the rifle range....the M-16A2 is supposed to be an ambidextrous weapon....It is except for shooting lefty...ha ha. I have 2 scars on my neck where hot brass went down inside my collar. Again, if you know anything about the Marine Corps, jumping around because you are being burned with hot brass would have resulted in an ass whipping so I sucked it up and have the scars to remember it by all these years later.

Now as an adult, it doesn't really bother me. People say lefty's are artistic. I know I am very talented at drawing and design but it sort of comes naturally. I don't work at it. When my kids were young, we were drawing on the driveway with chalk. My son asked me to draw him a dinosaur so I drew this extremely detailed T-Rex for him and my wife was in awe. She said where were you hiding that talent. I just shrugged it off.

Thankfully both of my kids are righty's.
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Lefty here....

I HATED it growing up. I played baseball up through high school and all I ever wanted to play was 3rd base or shortstop. Never happening, its pretty much impossible to be a left handed 3rd baseman. I got stuck at 1st base.

When I went to Marine Corps boot camp, the only benefit to being a lefty was I got to throw hand grenades first. We lefty's throw the M-67 fragmentation grenade differently so all the lefty's got to go first. At first I thought we'd get to chill while all the righty's threw....if you know anything about Marine Corps boot camp, there's no such thing as chilling. They decided we should do push ups and sit ups while everyone else waited their turn to throw.

And it was a real benefit on the rifle range....the M-16A2 is supposed to be an ambidextrous weapon....It is except for shooting lefty...ha ha. I have 2 scars on my neck where hot brass went down inside my collar. Again, if you know anything about the Marine Corps, jumping around because you are being burned with hot brass would have resulted in an ass whipping so I sucked it up and have the scars to remember it by all these years later.

Now as an adult, it doesn't really bother me. People say lefty's are artistic. I know I am very talented at drawing and design but it sort of comes naturally. I don't work at it. When my kids were young, we were drawing on the driveway with chalk. My son asked me to draw him a dinosaur so I drew this extremely detailed T-Rex for him and my wife was in awe. She said where were you hiding that talent. I just shrugged it off.

Thankfully both of my kids are righty's.
That part about being a left handed Marine is funny. But as far as growing up being left handed in sports, (especially baseball) it didn't bother me at all. I guess it's because my older brothers encouraged me a lot,(even though all three of them were right handed). Whenever we watched baseball on TV, they would say things like: "hey Billy, look at who's up to bat for the giants. It's Willie McCovey. He's a lefty like you are, and he can park the ball over the fence in a heartbeat."..."Look at how he holds three bats in his hands and swings them around when he's warming up in the batters box. He's a big bruiser." So when I would mess around playing whiffle ball and baseball, I would pretend I was Willie McCovey, simply because he was left handed like me.

As far as on the field, I always played the outfield because I had speed, and as you know, it doesn't matter what hand you throw with in the outfield. Then there came another left handed favorite of mine: Reggie Jackson. I remember seeing that guy get knocked on his azzz by a mean brush back pitch thrown right at his head, (I forget what pitcher it was). And then Reggie gets up off the ground, dusts himself off, and parks the next pitch right over the centerfield wall. I never seen anyone else do that.

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I'm left handed, but shoot right handed (I'm right-eyed). Came in handy flying the A-10; we used to write our FAC instructions on the inside of the canopy with a grease pencil, so I could write with my left hand, while continuing to fly with my right. Right-handers had to switch, and fly with their left while writing, which just ain't natural.
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I used to steer the sensor and fire the lasers in my Litening pod with my right hand and do everything else with my left hand and I'm left handed. Fortunately, the interphone button was built into the floor and got pressed with my left foot.

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