You're the first one I've heard of mentioning mechanical drawing. My mother told me I should take that but did the business courses instead. I should have listened. Later years I tested higher in the spatial skills then anything else. And I got kicked out of shorthand for talking to a friend too much and put into Speech class...<quoted text>
I never took typing. There were almost all girls in that class and in the mid 1960's if you took typing you were on a career path in which I was not interested. My fine motor coordination has never been very good.Just ask my piano teacher.
I took mechanical drawing. There were no other girls in that class, it better suited my visual spatial skills and it seemed like a useful skill for what I thought at the time I wanted to be when I grew up.
As things turned out, I should have taken typing. In 1965 , who knew?
Forsooth, thou understandth that?
Well, here goes the girls...I hope I get it right this time.