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94 year old completes Camino Portugues from Tui

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Just a piece of happy and inspiring news I saw this morning. A 94 year old man has just finished a Camino journey from Tui as part of a large group from his home town. In part to mark the Holy Year and also in memory of those in their community who have died in the Covid pandemic.

 
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Just a piece of happy and inspiring news I saw this morning. A 94 year old man has just finished a Camino journey from Tui as part of a large group from his home town. In part to mark the Holy Year and also in memory of those in their community who have died in the Covid pandemic.

Thanks, @Bradypus for your posts with real human interest content. God, how I wish my grandad had lived to that age and been able to do the same!

edit: not that he would have been in a position to head off. He was a coal miner. He walked plenty, as most people did in his time.
 
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Just a piece of happy and inspiring news I saw this morning. A 94 year old man has just finished a Camino journey from Tui as part of a large group from his home town. In part to mark the Holy Year and also in memory of those in their community who have died in the Covid pandemic.


Brilliant!

Perfect example why I will never make snarky remarks about bigger groups walking the last 100 k. to Santiago.
 
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edit: not that he would have been in a position to head off. He was a coal miner. He walked plenty, as most people did in his time.
Snap! :) My grandfather was also a coal miner who liked to stretch his legs. He lived in Stirling. A story he liked to tell was about missing the last bus home from Kirkcaldy one night. So he walked to Dunfermline but arrived there far too early. So he carried on to Alloa. Got there just in time for the first bus to Stirling but then decided it would be a pity to stop there and walked the last 8 miles anyway :cool:

Perfect example why I will never make snarky remarks about bigger groups walking the last 100 k. to Santiago.
I reserve the right to be a grumpy cantankerous old bugger now and again... :)
 
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I just know my grandad lived in a place known by an aunt of mine as the Tarry Rows. That meant the houses - if they were that - with the tarred roofs. Near Bishobriggs, outside Glasgow, i looked quickly for something to explain this, and offer this as a starter... you will have your own links.
M yauntie told me of the menoge. In French, menage. The women had one alarm clock that was shared along the row, depending on who was due to get up first. Also, someone who was a good manager could easily run the menoge. That consisted of a fixed half crown contribution per week. Each woman in a household got the total of the half crowns. Next week, another woman got the money. A very local savings banking system! Time? Around 1915 - 20...

 
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Snap! :) My grandfather was also a coal miner who liked to stretch his legs. He lived in Stirling. A story he liked to tell was about missing the last bus home from Kirkcaldy one night. So he walked to Dunfermline but arrived there far too early. So he carried on to Alloa. Got there just in time for the first bus to Stirling but then decided it would be a pity to stop there and walked the last 8 miles anyway :cool:


I reserve the right to be a grumpy cantankerous old bugger now and again... :)
Had he been to the Burma Ballroom?
 
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Also, someone who was a good manager could easily run the menoge. That consisted of a fixed half crown contribution per week. Each woman in a household got the total of the half crowns. Next week, another woman got the money. A very local savings banking system! Time? Around 1915 - 20...

That practice is alive and well to this day in Mexico, where it is called a "tanda". 💰
 
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Brilliant!

Perfect example why I will never make snarky remarks about bigger groups walking the last 100 k. to Santiago.
This group are on their way at the moment. 16 women with breast cancer past or present plus their professional medical supporters.

 
Just a piece of happy and inspiring news I saw this morning. A 94 year old man has just finished a Camino journey from Tui as part of a large group from his home town. In part to mark the Holy Year and also in memory of those in their community who have died in the Covid pandemic.

Wow !
 
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Snap! :) My grandfather was also a coal miner who liked to stretch his legs. He lived in Stirling. A story he liked to tell was about missing the last bus home from Kirkcaldy one night. So he walked to Dunfermline but arrived there far too early. So he carried on to Alloa. Got there just in time for the first bus to Stirling but then decided it would be a pity to stop there and walked the last 8 miles anyway :cool:


I reserve the right to be a grumpy cantankerous old bugger now and again... :)
YES OH YES:) :) :) AND YES AGAIN ! I'm off end of August to do a "bitsa " from St J de P to Finisterre . I will be 84 and I shall practice my outer saint and inner grumpy with gusto or vino tinto as the case may be :)

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