Author Archives: marthatravels

HEADING TOWARD THE FINISH LINE

Almost two weeks ago Fabian finished digitizing all 146 tapes. Now he is working on formularios (information sheets) with occasional input from Martha. In today’s world the interviews would be done on a digital recorder and the information about the … Continue reading

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Almond factory revisited

While revising Chapter 5 on the Spanish Republic in Càlig, Martha and Fabián reread the stories about the strike the CNT led against the almond factories in the fall of 1932 to secure better working conditions for the women workers. … Continue reading

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Cervera/Càlig Rivalry

One reader posed several questions about the chapter on the Juez de Cervera, who was killed in 1907, as he passed through Càlig.  The village stood behind the culprits  and proclaimed that all the village had killed him (much as … Continue reading

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Visit with former mayor Manuel Anglés

June 14, 2011 Last year Manuel looked over my book of stories about Calig for an intermediate reader I would like to publish.  He was amused by an American’s view of Càlig and made some comments on the cultural content.  … Continue reading

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Working Conditions in Càlig, June 12, 2011

It is always hard to work on a project in Spain because there are so many distractions:  people unexpectedly drop by, there is a ceremony in the upper part of the village, Martha has coffee with her friends, Fabián needs … Continue reading

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Battle Scene Card

Friday June 10, 2011. After some 30 years, Martha decided to dig out some papers she had found in the house after she bought it. From the box stuffed in the back of a closet, Martha and Fabián pulled out … Continue reading

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Visiting the Senyoret

Martha and Fabián had a list of names from the Causa General starting in the year 1938; of people who had land or money taken from them by the anarchists for the Collective in Càlig. They didn’t know who some … Continue reading

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