14 July 2009 | St Mary's Village
While taking the tour of old St Mary's we came apona young woman who works in the printing house. Here she sets type and prints the flyers used around the village. She gave us a wonderfull introduction to the magic of the printing process. Ever wondered where the terms Upper and Lower Case came from. Well type setters had a large tray in front of them with numerous pockets for each piece of type. The smaller letters were more numerous and used more often so therefore these were placed in the lower trays "Lower Case" and the Capitols used less seldom were placed up out of the way in the Upper Case.
All three of the kids stepped up and made themselves handy doing all the various facets of running the press. We have a copy of a notice stating that after more than 300 years the Catholic cathedral after being newly rebuilt will be dedicated on September 30th 2009.