MEMORIAS DIARIAS DE ESPAÑA
MEMORIES OF SPAIN
While reading The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe, I laughed out loud at
his description of the typical Air Force home in the 1950's and 60's. In
one passage he mentioned that anyone who had been stationed in Spain in the
'50s and '60s had acquired a "...great, towering, dark, grinning armoire
capable of bringing conversation in the room to a halt." He went on
to describe the other furnishings stating that anyone who had been stationed in
the Philippines had acquired "...the obligatory Monkeypod Tree
coffee table." Looking around my folk's house, I have to admit he was
right about our proclivity to pick up eclectic furnishings and other objects d'art that would immediately tell anyone where we had been stationed.
Remembering Spain, our everyday surroundings, and the other small things that
evoke memories of that wonderful time in our lives, I thought it would be a kick
to post a page displaying pictures of scenes and objects that were a part of our everyday
lives. Anyone who has any memorabilia from our years en Espana is
encouraged to send images of them for posting here. For example, if anyone has a "No Funciona" (sp?) sign,
please email an image. Below are some of the things I've found in our trunks and
elsewhere that might be fun to see. Let's expand the online collection:
on the thumbnails for larger pictures.
those of us who didn't know much about bullfighting knew about Manoleté.
peck of troubles.
Miguel de Cervantes