Reading Carlos’ transcription (Anniversary) of Santa’s letter, and seeing “I had” written as  made me think of the various similar forms: I had, he had, we had, they had (also you had, & who had).
1,2,3,4,5,&6 are consistent, however the manual (paragraph 148 in my ©1930 copy) show us 7,8,9,&10 (I had, we had, they had, we had) which seem a bit weird.
I use the 7-10 forms even though the small ‘e’ circle looks more of a blotch when I write it. Using 1-4 means you have to write the h dot not in the order of pronunciation.
The manual shows two forms for ‘we had’ ( and ) — I do not like to have alternatives for things, and I can’t think of a reason for choosing to write one form rather than the other.
Does anyone have any thoughts on this?