Day 53 : family crest

Our family crests.


Sandy: Bremner, my married name, is part of the Scottish Farquharson clan. In the bottom left is a chop – 3 characters are my Chinese name and the bottom left character is Bremner.

Kelly: This one was hard to do because of all the swoops and curls (wonder if that is related to the “Middle high German word “krol” meaning curly?? Anywway, it hurt my hand to draw today for some reason.

Prince William of Wales, is left-handed. His great grandfather, Prince Albert, Duke of York aka King George VI was naturally left-handed. I read that his dad, King George V, tied a string to his young son’s left hand so that any time he used it instead of his right hand, the string could be pulled by the King or tutor. As a child, I (Sandy) would get my ear tweaked if I did something “wrong”. Do you think being forced to change his writing hand could have contributed to the Duke’s development of a stutter in his youth?

JeffP tells us he was well aware of his mom wincing when she saw him dealing cards or picking up a glass with his left hand after she made him use his right hand to write.

Sandy’s year long journey – going from being a right-hander to left-hander, and Kelly’s parallel trip as a left-hander doing things as a right-hander.


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