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   New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 21, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas                                 ATHOME  The demise of cursive  . y hor oreaKing nsws,    trsff.c  ^ follow us on Twitter «NiwBraunhl«HZ  Become a N«w Braunfals Herald-Zeltung Facebook fan at fac8b(HA.com Sign up for a-newslettar by visiting the Herald-Zeiting online: NiraW-zailung.com  WÍ  I ha^e had a lifelong dislike for certain cursive handwriting ^ namely MY cursive handwriting. In fat t, in third grade, I thought it was pretty appropriate that the word curse was part of the phrase.  As a t hiid, I could never make my writing fit the beautiful lines in tne work-liook. The flowmg letters looked so effortless and cool, like flowing ballerinas. My letters, on the other hand, looked like they had been ridden hard and pul up wet. I couldn't wait to be releastvrl from cursive writing, to get to high S( h(K)l, where, I was told, vou could just print. I begged for early release as I sfrugg1(‘d to create som('-thing somewhat legible.  ()n(e 1 hit print-fx'rmissi-ble age, I never looked b,K k, other than turning my own signature into a flowing scrawl that did not l(x)k anything like the letters in mv name, other than a vague W.  So vvhen I heard that the movement was on to com-{)letely erase the cursive writing r('C]uirement from Schools, I felt no remorse about it at all.  Turns out, cursive handwriting hits now Ix'en omit-UhI trom the Common ( ore State Standards, a school ( urriculum standard for 40 states.  iexas, ot course, is not on(' of them, bei ausc\ well, w(''re Texas and we're not so crazv about standards w(* don't invent.  Still, trom what I've heard, even in Texas hand-writing/c ursive writing is headed tor extinction. Alreadv, our daughters are taster on the kevboard than just about an\one -  WINTER  PROSfiPIO  Columiiist Winter Prosapio writes trom the ffont tines of mothertiood  t‘xcept my mother, who was a 90-word-a-minute typist in her prime.  There is just one small problem. My daughters can not hope' to decipher the cards from my grandmother, Cireat grancima's cards are always filled with heart telt sentiment — in cuding lines.  Yf>s, these curling cursive lines might as well be in an ancient foreign language as far as my daughters are concerned.  It sc*ems likely that in th(‘ years ahead we'll have a ge n e rat i o n a I h a n dw r i t i n g ga[), where communication will be cut off from a time when a letter R looked like a bridge and a capital looked like the number two.  My grandchildren will likely stare at the flowing k'tlers ot the Dec laration ot indefX'ndence and wonder what why they didn't put It in a nit e Arial tont.  In time', cursive writing will be as mysterious as Sanskrit Someday, there could be an arc hc'oiogist digging up my third grade workbook. And they won't have a [)rayer of deciphcT-ingit.  That's OK. My teacht'r (ouldn't rt'ad it either.  Pttolo courtesy ol King Arthur Hour  Use floss to cut dough for rolls.  Fresh-baked fair food  By Betty TaykK  The Herald-Zeitung  The 118th Comal County lair Exhibit areas are accepting entries today, ini hiding the Baking Division of the Home anrl Heritage Exhibit.  Clara Schri(‘w<‘r has l)een entering her sweet bread in the fair for c]uite some time. When did she start participating^  "I really couldn't say/' she said, adding she has won thrt'C' trophi(»s for ht'i yc*ast brtM(l. "I've always cHrjoyed baking."  In adflition to the swc*c>t br(*ads sh(' would tenter in the fair, she also has always made a ( hristmas tea ring during the holi-  FREE Varicose Vein Screening  Varicose veins are not always a cosmetic issue. Vaneóse veins and heavy, painful legs can now be treate(d in the doctor's office With the VNUS Closure® procedure.  •    Minimally invasive  •    Fast and mild recovery  •    Covered by most insurance  To attend this FREE varicose vein screening, call now:  (830) 625-6258  CENTRAL TEXAS VEIN SOLUTIONS Mark F, Kneuper, M.D., FACS 652 N. Houston, Suite 3, New Braunfels, Texas 78130  Thursday, September 29th from 9am-7pm Saturday, October 1st from 9am-12pm  BETTY mOR  Betty Taylor is a Herald-Zeitung stall writer. Contact her at btayior@tieraid zeitung com  days. She worked for i”! years at C'joodwin, baking cakes, cookies anti muftins. Sh(* then worked at the ( omal (Ounty Senior ( iti/ens ( enter, baking her S[>ec lalties th(*re.  Unlike Sc hricwer, Dons Schreyer has bet'n unable to bake for the fair, but for g(K)d reason. Since the late l‘)9()s, she chairt'd the* Baking Division ( ommit tcx'. This year, she is sc'rving as co-chair with ( hair Lauren Mosel.  S( hreyer does ('njoy baking for her family at home.  "My carrot cakt' rt‘ci[)e at tually ( ame trom my granddaughter in (ollc‘g('," Sc hreyer said. "It uses but^ termilk in the rec i[)e."  It also includes a cream chcM'se icing, which means it would be a non-contender at th(‘ fair. B(‘c aus(‘ retrigeration is not available, entries ( annot inc lude soft chocolates or crc'am chc^c'se.  Schreyer said sh(* enjoyed serving on the* leaking committcv bc'caust' it was fun seeing all the different entries.  "I like st'eing what all tht> little c hildren bring in," she said. "There's a lot in thc> decorating category. It's sur[)rising to see how m.tny chik ren in th(> age 4 to 8 division like to bring in something they bakc'd. There are (juite a bit in tliat division."  Mosel said past (‘ntries have been (|uite creativt* and have included tood entries sue h as pt*anut butter sandwic h cookies,  Entries in the baking  Ph(jto courtesy of Kmq Arthur Flour  Cinnamon rolls are a baked-goods staple ttiat are easy to make and never go oiit of style  division will l)e aci c'pted through () p.m. today at th(' Home and E^erltage Exhibit arcM at the ( onial Countv Fairgrounds.  For inform.ition, visit  www.c  omalc (¡untMaircom or call (8^0) f)25-I S()S.  Carrot Cake Supreme  Doris Si hivyVI ( ()-(.hdii lUkiivj, Coni-Conidi (A)unty i.vi Prep Time; minutes ( ook Time: minutes ( hill; ^ hours Yield: 1()  2 Gups ali-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda t/2 teaspoon salt  2    teaspoons ground cinnamon  3    large eggs 2 cups sugar  3/4 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons vamlla extract 2 cups grated carrot 1 (8-07) can crushed pmeapple, drained  1 (3 1/2-oz) can flaked coconut 1 cup cfiopped pecans  (irease three 9-inch round cake pans; line with wax paper. Set aside.  Stir tog('ther first four ingredients. Beat c'ggs and next four ingredi(‘nts al  medium spei'd with an (Tectrit niixer until smooth.  Add llour mixture, beating at low speed until Irk'ndiHl. fold in carrot and next three ingredients. Pour battt'f into prc'parecl pans.  Bake at iSO dc'grc'i's tor to U) minutes or until a vvooden pick inserti'd in (enti'r (omes out ( lean.  Spre.ul ( ream ( hecse Frosting between la\'ers and on top and sides of (ake, ( hill cake several hours bc'torc' slicing. Store in rc'trigcvrator.  Cream Cheese Frosting  Yield: ] c ups  1 (8-0/) package cream cheese, softened  1/2 cup butter or margarine, soft' ened  1 (16-0/) package powdered sugar, sifted  1 teaspoon vanilla extract  BcMt cr(*am cheesc' and buttcn at medium spiH'd with an elen trie mixer until smooth, ('¡radually add powderc'd sugar, beating at low spc'c'd until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla.  Bake 30-40 minutes Oven; 350 degrees 2 packages (2 tablespoons) yeast 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup warm water 2 cups mitk 2 teaspoons salt 1 cup butter or Oleo  Rind and juice of one lemon 4 eggs  8 to 10 cups of f lour Chopped pecans, optional  CINNAMON ROLLS  By Clara Schriewer  Raisins, optional Glaze  2 cups powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vamlla 2 to 3 tablespoons milk  V  Softc'n yeast in warm water. Scald milk and cool to luke warm, ('ream together butler, salt and sugar. Add beaten (‘ggs, lemon rind and juic e, milk and soaked yeast. Stir in Hour, keeping dough softer than loaf bre^ad. Place in greased riowl and grease top. I c't rise in warm place until double in size. I\inc h down and mold. Roll dough in a 20- by 15-inch rectangle. S[)oon a mixture of sugar and cinnamon over dough. Add pecans and raisins, il so desired; Starting with 20-inch side, roll up tightly. ('uLihto 2-inch slices and place in a well-greased plan, ('over and let rise. Bake K) to 40 minutes.  SpreacI glaze (>n mils while still warm.   

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