Cursive fell off a lot sooner than you think. It happened when everyones cursive started looking like a doctor's signature. Penmanship is art for those who wield it well, there are others who should use cursive for signature purposes only.
Check out the cursive in this video by Julie Turrie . She uses a quill. It is art. Tattoos are considered art as well. James Atkins however, dislikes large cursive font tattoos that are a paragraph long. You would probably have to stop and read the person you are speaking with. On the other hand done in moderation if there is such a thing with tattoos, Sandlin displays an interesting quote on the inside of the forearm.
If you don't use it, you lose it. Or maybe its like riding a bike. You can never learn a foreign language fully unless you speak it. Prehaps if you had a reason to use cursive, you may pull out the old ink blot. Here is a nice photo by APORTA.
You are going to need a pen pal. They may be local, they may be overseas. PenpalWoo is a good place to start. Some of the perks of a pen pal, are the packages you exchange and the new things you get to try if you are adventurous. Marina A. Miller's pen pal sends salty licorice candy, Tyrkish Peber hot and sour candy, and tar shampoo. You could even end up like Sega who fell in love with her pen pal.
Wrap your cursive letter in a nice stationary like PVMcHugh does. Buy a stamp at the post office and do it quick. According to Shawna Barnes prices are going up and you may see the rates for yourself. Yes it is snail mail, says Toniaw82 and desmond.cheong, but good things come to those who wait.