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Have you ever wondered what a good 'John Hancock' should really look like?

John Hancock signature

I've always been a bit fascinated by the idea of a man being famous first and foremost for his signature. John Hancock (1737-1793) was one of the American Revolution leaders who signed the Declaration of Independence, in fact he was the very first to put his name down. And what a good job he did of it. That's why a 'John Hancock' became synonymous with a handwritten signature.

The thought of it makes me nostalgic for handwritten letters, and all the finesse that can be put into the lost art of letter writing.

Here on WdC we have some great activities for those who like letter writing, both digital and handwritten. Check out "The Art of Letter Writing Contest and "The Snail Mail Group.

Quill signature

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Ooh, I hadn't seen that before. Thanks for sharing. It is a good signature.

As a parent, it was funny watching my children decide what their signatures would be. Both ended up with very brief ones that are more like their initials, whereas I write out my first and last names in full.
*Vine1* Inspirational quote of the day:

Dreaming is the poetry of Life, and we must be forgiven if we indulge in it a little.”
― John Galsworthy


*Vine1*Today's inspirational quote:

“It takes great courage to see the world in all its tainted glory, and still to love it. ”
― Oscar Wilde

*Cat* *Pepperyellow* *Turtle2* *Dolphin**Leaf2g* *Monkey* *Sun*

And here's one that's been said for Independence Day:

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.

-Peter Marshall

*Vine1* Today's inspirational quote:

*Heart**Rainbowl**Rainbowr* *Turtle1* *Sun* *Clouds* *Rainbowl**Rainbowr* *Leaf2G*

Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.

- Maya Angelou

*Cloud**Rainbowl**Rainbowr* *Monkey* *Sun* *Rain* *Dolphin* *Tree2*

At 30DBC we were prompted to think about "Inspirational Quotes yesterday. Like I mentioned in my reply, keeping such a collection is a project I seem to recall starting and abandoning several times (silly me *Monkey*) . Too bad, really, I actually love little quotes that cheer you up *Sun* and make you think. Here's one now:

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."
-Oscar Wilde


In the "Oriental Poetry Contest we are now in Japan, where we are falling in love and writing sedokas.


The "Rising Stars Summer Camp is about to start. Let's cheer on our Rising Stars with reviews! You're encouraged to review these eight members, and to get you going:

The first person who gives a meaningful review to an item from each of these four rising stars' ports will get a nice suprise from me:

Marvelous Friend

Rhymer Reisen

And the same goes for the first person reviewing all of these four rising stars:

Perry Ride

Anna Marie Carlson

Make the reviews public, so that I can see them, and post the review-links in a comment below. The code for that is {review:######}

And, hey: If you're one of the rising stars, you can still review the others *Wink*

There may be extra goodies if enough people participate, so let me know you've been reviewing even if someone gets there first!

Thank you for doing this challenge, PiriPica! I really appreciate everyone supporting and encouraging the RS Candidates!
You're welcome *Smile* I've realized that a lot of people are very busy right now, since it's the end of the month, so I'll post a reminder in a couple of days. I know some people are working on it.

Another to-do list, for anyone who'd like some ideas of what to do on wdc today:

*Blockp* Hurry up and make a pink contribution to "June 23rd: National Pink Day!"   over at "The Angel Lounge

*Blocky* Write all about your experiences at "Richard's Retirement Bash"   before midnight June 25th

*Blockg* Write a Pathya Vat for the "Oriental Poetry Contest

*Block* Bid your last doubloon on a treasure at "Sisco's GOOD DEED Annual Pirate Auction!

*Blockb* Make a contribution to the "World Weavers' Compendium. You could write something time-related to build on the existing article, or start on a new topic, like geography, politics, religion, architecture or climate. You name it!

*Blockb* Review something in Tileira 's portfolio, while you're stopping by for the Compendium

Those were just a few suggestions of everything that's going on. No excuse for dawdling here!

Have fun *Bigsmile*

Thank you, PiriPica *Heart*
Wow. I only just realized I can close the "What is "Newsfeed"?" note on the top of the page *Blush* I've just had it sitting there forever. Useful note, though, I might miss it *Laugh*
Looks to me like there might still be a few places left:

The Art of Show vs Tell Courses  (13+)
Have you ever been told, "Show, don't tell?"...a 2018 and 2019 Quill Award Winner
#2129581 by Jim Hall

Best hurry up, though, the class size is limited!

Start date: July 1st
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: 10,000gps (it might be possible to get help with this if needed)

Speaking of fundraisers, it's the last chance of bidding in

The Four Seasons Auction  (E)
An auction to celebrate the four seasons.
#2115288 by Rhoswen - Relentless Victory

It ends on June 20th (an extension from the original date).

Don't be shy, get a bid in!

Check out the "WINNERS (Round 86)"   in the "Oriental Poetry Contest!

And don't forget that "ROUND 87"  

What's that? You'd like a random list of things to do on WdC today? Strange request, but okay, here goes:

*Star* Write a Pathya Vat for "Oriental Poetry Contest

*Starb* Go to "The Montgomery Lounge, and add your own character

*Star* Give Kåre Enga, P.O. 22, Blogville and Same Ol' Sum1 anniversary reviews

*Starb* Make sure you "Name That Turtle ~ Closed

*Star* Bid at "The Four Seasons Auction

*Starb* Make sure you've fan'ed Schnujo (see that megaphone)

*Star* Give "Crack Kraken's Code Contest [Round Over] a crack

*Starb* Make Lilli ☕ a poem for "Note: Word of the Day: Spuddle A useful verb..."

Well,.... Not sure why you wanted that list, but there it is. Knock yourself out!

Thank you so much
I concur, Schnujo . I've got my eye on that mischievous PiriPica *Bigsmile* *Rolleyes*

As if I needed another list. *Smile* *Laugh*

I love your community spirit, PiriPica *Heart*
*Laugh*Thank you so much, ~ Sisco ~
*Whistle*Pssssssssssst.... "Murder Anonymous (Look out!)
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