I’d like to dispel a typical myth about metro and status jars. The metro jar is an original design and style by The Jar Retailer for its line of machine pressed column jars manufactured in China. Substantially unique in height, thickness and shape when compared to Libbey’s Status, the Metro brand spoke to the candle market’s will need for a cost effective modern day import with a thick wall that withstood intense stress.
Before the advent of gas lighting and electricity, the naked flame was a every day necessity if life was to continue right after the sun went down. Two hundred years ago, every single town in the country had at least 1 candle maker or chandler as they were referred to then. The saint whose fiesta is in honour and celebration of is the Biblical John the Baptist or San Juan Bautista, as he is called in Spanish. So there is the association with the water of baptism as well as the fires of the festival.
The night of 23 June is one of the largest fiesta times of the year and in several areas it is as massive if not bigger than the New Year’s Eve celebrations. It is in maintaining too with the Summer Solstice of the Pagan calendar. If this had been actually how gangs solved factors, I would be all for it. In the age of social media, this was a good prank for good friends to get views on Youtube. Thumbs up. And I’m confident the skill of catching them that way did much to preserve hands versatile. Well-ll-ll, I am still typing like a Sten gun – so it have to have had a thing going for it!
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