Our group couldn't find the battlefield we were planning to visit and literally stumbled onto the Mackenzie Printery. About 40 people descended on Tania and her team and they jumped into action to give us a great hands-on experience. After explaining the importance of William Lyon Mackenzie to our mostly American group, Tania showed us how to set type - not as easy as it might seem because it is a mirror image. She split our group into 4 parts and gave each a line of type to set. This brought out the competitive nature in some who really wanted to get their type right the first time. Then the print was set into the "chase" and we learned the origin of the term "cut to the chase" - meaning to shorten what you were saying so that it would fit into the frame. "Mind your P's and Q's" made sense too when we saw how easy it was to confuse those letters. Little did we know that the lines we set would result in each of us becoming indentured for 7 years. :-) Wonderful visit!! Tania's enthusiasm really made this a special visit.
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