Bwaha! I'm back...and it's been a long time since I have blogged here. Ok, what has revived me to do this sort of time-consuming passion? The need to keep an account of present events that I/we may have something notable to dig in to in the future.
My week has been filled with surveying the cultural and historical background of Santa Maria, Laguna. Ate Narlie, a cultural education student of Letran Calamba, invited me to accompany her in her cultural mapping. What a privilege! Even if I'm busy preparing the historical gallery for our church's 59th anniversary (ok, that's another similar and exciting activity), I gave her time. While searching my blog and fb account for photos and articles of the past, I sensed the need to really take account of what happens now. One will never know how important it will be once he/she looks at those writeups in the future.
Here are some spoils of memories from the past:
|I'm holding a portrait of our former mayor, Benjamin Real. The location of the shot was on our old municipal building.|
|Again, I have with me an old model of Canon camera owned by Mr. Ruben Vidal, a resident of Bgy. 2, Santa Maria, Laguna|
|Old teachers at an old building in SMES. At the center (with left hand on his hip) was Mr. Fidel Real, the District Supervisor.|
|A list of families who originated from our town.|
|An old phonograph.|
|Mr. Oscar and Mely Real's stuff.|
|Former Mayor Benjamin Real standing beside President Marcos.|
|Mr. Dan Real welcomed us in his abode and showed us a handful of old pictures stacked in his room.|