if there is such a thing as handwriting twins separated at birth, than surely rich and my friend sven (her real name is kim. don't ask.) are prime candidates to be named handwriting twins of all time. everytime i get a little letter from either of them in the mail (and they both favor tiny little envelopes!) it takes me a second to figure out who it's from - they even write funny things in the return address space! i often (before opening it, that is) have to rely on the postmark which is sometimes mangled beyond recognition to figure out who the letter is from.
here. see for yourself. the top letter is from sven. the bottom is from rich. handwriting twins!
(after close inspection, i realize that sven crosses her sevens. we learned to do that in high school french class. as i remember it, you got points taken off if you didn't cross your sevens like the french do. it stuck. now every french class grad from west genesee - including me and sven - obsessivley crosses their sevens.)