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His only trip

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Written by Mª del Carmen Alonso González.


It was the year 1934 and she attended school in the morning and in the afternoon she learned to embroider in Ms. Concha's workshop. That morning he went to enchanted class as usual and there awaited the surprise of his life. The teacher had received the visit of an educational inspector who brought the mission of finding in each school the most successful student.

During the journey, he kept his big eyes fixed on the landscape so as not to miss anything, he even carried a small booklet and a pen to write down some things.
When they arrived in La Coruña there was a small party waiting for them to welcome them. He didn't feel so important even on his wedding day.

Everything seemed majestic. But those days happened something that would make the day of his visit to La Coruña be reflected in the newspapers.

Mount-Parnes, a steam merchant built in England in 1911, would sink in front of La Coruña on February 15, 1935

At night, his arrival at home was a cluster of joy - to return with his family - and sadness - to end the trip.

He told them everything including the smallest details but that she found fundamental; one of his brothers drew the great ship sinking, another went to the bar next to ask to keep the newspaper, and with the cuts the next day would make a small picture.

This was his only trip. He made her and her family happy and then she would tell him at family gatherings and be a pride for everyone.

No one who has not been in a family situation in 1935 can understand this event; The concept of happiness is so relative ...

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