The cursive we were taught in public schools during the latter part of the 1960s looked almost exactly like this:
With the exception of the capital X, this is exactly how I write today. I always found the precision alignment of two curved strokes (as written in this example) too tedious and form my capital X normally by creating the intersection of two, more or less, straight lines.
Sample written on virtuo 20 lbs. white paper (available at OfficeMax in 8½x11 or 5×8 pads; white or ivory) using a Pelikan M205 Demonstrator with Pelikan 4001 ink, Brilliant-Brown.