It really didn’t brother me because I know one day I would be printing the paper and the ink would be my outward sing of success. I began my climb by working in the print set department. back then we called if ‘letter press’. Each letter was placed in upside down and after being inked, produced the written page. You didn’t get to make mistakes or it would cost you time and a redo. I was always a good speller and this came in handy for me. Once I learned the trade and worked hard, I get to move to the composing room. Like all news paper men before me, I realized how important it was to make sure you had the facts. People depended on the truth from what they read. I always took pride watching people reading our news paper because I knew I had a hand in making it. For me it was not a job. Now I was reporting the news and that took a lot of time. Of course we always had a dead line to meet so you had to work fast. There was little time to waste so working hard was never a problem with me. my story is more about presenting to news and less about how we did it. You see I have been blind since birth and while this might seem to make it harder for me to work in the printing business, it only slowed me down. working sightless does limit your ability. I work by touch and that slows me down but never stopped me. While most people said it could not be done, I have always said if it was worth doing, no matter how hard the task became, it was worth doing right. Being blind has never stopped me from doing what i set my mind to do. I never turned my back away from any task just because it required a different way to get it done.