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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Dec 4, 1998  2:28 am
Subject:  Re: your mail

>Well, Val...
>Ya know, I was thinking, maybe that story is telling us something...
>Maybe the solution to all this resistance to the SignWriting is because we
>haven't put YOU on trial as a witch! Maybe all inventers of writing
>systems are actually witchs. YOu could use the opportunity to charm the
>socks off those juriors and everything will be just terrific!

John...this message gave me a real chuckle today! Thanks for that - it
feels wonderful to laugh :-)))

Yes...there is a little magic and mystery behind new ideas - so perhaps
there is something bewitching about it - but who needs a broomstick when
you have the internet - ha!

Wasn't that an amazing story about Sequoyah convincing the jurors to learn
to read and write?! It is really rather dramatic - I doubt if I could
succeed as well!

But in regards to the resistance to SignWriting, I must say recently I have
just been flooded with positive email - In the past two days I had 18
requests for SignWriting Information Packets, because someone (unknown to
me) published an announcement about our Literacy Project in a newsletter
that is read by educators. And everyone's email was positive, not negative
- so maybe there is a change a foot!

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

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