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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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Almond Factory

Shortly after arriving, Emilio, an artist living in Càlig, showed us pictures he had taken of an old almond factory that had belonged to Joaquín Anglés. We had written about the importance of the almond factories in the thirties because … Continue reading

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The Project Goes On: Getting it all together

Chapter 6 on the Revolution within the Civil War is finished for now.  It took a long time to sort out the information in the government document written in 1938 where testimonies were taken of events during the “dominación roja”.  … Continue reading

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Will it work?

Martha finally decided to get a new iMac after 7 years with the old one which was on the verge of being disconnected from the Internet, but it had a wonderful glare free monitor.  The new Mac has great search … Continue reading

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Painting and skiing

Some days I compare writing a book on the oral history of a village to creating a painting.  Not that I am a painter, but I have friends who paint and listening to them describe how their work is going … Continue reading

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Revolución y muertos

While Martha and Fabián were reading accounts of the first days of the Spanish Revolution of July 1936, Egypt was undergoing its revolution.  In Spain then the problem was a military uprising and the people were defending the Republic.  Chaos … Continue reading

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Plumbing the depths

For the last six weeks Martha and Fabian have been working on Chapter Four on the first 30 years of the twentieth century, particularly the years of the dictatorship, based on the experiences of Manuel and Amador.  Both had difficult … Continue reading

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