Handwriting as a Memory Prompt

A long-time friend wrote a short inscription in one of his works of fiction that he recently sent to me. I have not seen him in over thirty years.

I always thought his handwriting was somewhat distinct and unique. Seeing it took me back to that time when we were kids and got me to thinking about things I had not thought of in years–memories that seeing pictures of him for some reason did not bring back.

If you have pieces of a deceased relative’s handwriting, consider using it as a memory prompt. Images can be powerful memory joggers. And if you do not know whose handwriting it is, consider asking family members if they know.