The rain has been a factor in our construction progress. We are grateful for the moisture, however, we have plenty for a while. We are anticipating (weather permitting) that the noisy drilling will begin late this week and continue for the following two weeks. We are exploring plans for managing the noise as a school.
Our crew worked when possible last week and we enjoyed watching them dig up some of the old artifacts and items that were buried in our former parking lot. The construction area has a rich history. We will share details at some point. Here are a few of the “treasures” that were uncovered this week:
The broken floral cup is actually a mustache cup! Here's what we discovered about this unique treasure:
Moustache (or Mustache) Cup From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The moustache cup (or mustache cup) is a drinking cup with a semicircular ledge inside. The ledge has a half moon-shaped opening to allow the passage of liquids and serves as a guard to keep moustaches dry. It is generally acknowledged to have been invented in the 1860s by British potter Harvey Adams (born 1835).
Moustaches flourished throughout the Victorian era. In fact, from 1860 to 1916, the British military actually required all of its soldiers to sport a moustache for the authority it imparted to the moustachioed man. Often, moustache wax was applied to the moustache to keep it stiff, with every hair in place. When drinking hot liquids, steam from the drink would melt the wax, which would drip into the cup. Sipping hot tea or coffee would also often stain moustaches.
This is an exciting time for all of us at Cathedral.
We are blessed. We are grateful!!
Paula Foley, Principal
(320) 980-7180 cell
Cathedral 312 7th Ave N St. Cloud, MN 56303
Posted on Mon, September 16, 2019
by CHS Editor