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Piram
 
Reply Tue 18 Jul, 2006 03:48 pm
Piram (Spain)
If anybody remembers me, please do get in touch. I´m from Texas, and was with TF from 71-77, in Texas, NY, the UK, and Spain, which is where I spent most of the time. I spent considerable time in Barcelona. I remember Baruk, Nehemiah and his wife(er, Priscilla?), Angel from Sabadell, two sisters from Barcelona, one of which was Estrella, and her younger sister, can´t remember her name, I think is still in TF somewhere near Madrid, like Alcala de Henares, possibly. I sang, played the guitar, had fairly long, curly, ash blond hair, and wore glasses. Well, hope to hear from somebody!

Piram
 
Anonymous
 
Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2006 11:24 am
If you were in Monterrey, Mexico visiting a colony with Abbidilas(Abby), Ben and Ruth Rico then I remember you telling stories of Spain. What made you leave?
 
Piram
 
Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2006 11:37 am
Guest wrote:
If you were in Monterrey, Mexico visiting a colony with Abbidilas(Abby), Ben and Ruth Rico then I remember you telling stories of Spain. What made you leave?


I remember Ben and Ruth Rico. I remember them as being quite nice. And "Abby". Big, funny guy who shook like a bowlful of jelly when he laughed. I seem to remember having seen them in San Luis Potosí, not Monterrey, but it´s possible. What made me leave? I just got fed up shortly after my first child had been born, in Spain, and decided I could be a lot happier elsewhere than in "TF". I am. I´m glad I left when I did for my kids´sake, too. They´re both adults now, and I´m quite pleased with them. I like the attitude they have about life.
 
evanman
 
Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2006 04:47 pm
Hi Piram.

I seem to remember you from my days in Spain. (Was Psalms of David in those days).
 
Piram
 
Reply Wed 19 Jul, 2006 05:00 pm
Hi evanman, or Psalms. Let´s see... I´m trying to picture you in my mind...did you by any chance wear glasses and have dark hair?
 
evanman
 
Reply Thu 20 Jul, 2006 02:42 pm
I didn't wear glasses back then. I had light brown hair and am English.

Used to play guitar and sing. Was a cook at San Sadurni.
 
Piram
 
Reply Thu 20 Jul, 2006 04:52 pm
Well, I can´t place your face in my mind just now, but I do remember your name. At the time I was in San Sadurni, Baruch was there, as was Meshach from Peru ...I remember Ready and Prisca being there, too. And I also remember an elderly man from Valencia who knew quite a bit about cooking, and, as I remember, knew a lot about surviving in the wilderness. There was a nice Catalan girl who was a good friend of TF, or in the "Catacumbas" or something like that, that belonged to a very wealthy family. But I can´t remember too many names. I can remember more names from Barcelona: A girl from Sabadell called Angel, American Nehemiah, Estrella and her younger sister, and Ecclesiastes, who later married Estrella..do any of those names ring a bell?
 
evanman
 
Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 02:27 am
Names do ring a bell.

The elderly valenciano used to do a lot of stuff around the house. He had a motor bike which he, being the only one who could ride it, was allowed to use.

I remember him taking some of us out in a horse and cart looking for fire wood.

One time there was a massive fall of soot from the kitchen chimney, when i was away. I remember getting the blame for it for not keeping the chimney clean--although it was not something i had ever been instructed in. A couple of us had to clean all the pans till they were shining, which was hard--after years of accrueing caked on blackness!

I used to feed and water the chickens, always got electric shocks from the primative wiring in the chicken shed. Also, I used to loved hiding away with the rabbits.

Sorry, I don't have any photos from that period of my life, there may be some out there, i don't know.
 
Piram
 
Reply Fri 21 Jul, 2006 02:54 am
The chickens! -- That definitely rings a bell!!! I think I had to do something related to those chickens at some stage -- possibly something rather arduous like cleaning up the shed...

I have always liked cooking, but there was a girl who ran the kitchen for a time there that I do not have particularly fond memories of. Thankfully, she did not change my mind about cooking. I don´t remember her name, and frankly, I don´t particularly care to...

I spent nearly a year in the UK prior to going to Spain -- in London, where we were greeted by Faithy, Aaron, Shulemith, Samson, that Italian Duke guy, etc. , but mostly in the North: Leeds & Liverpool. I was also in Edinburgh for a time. Pretty place, Scotland. In Liverpool, we stayed in the back of the Liverpool Chinese Church -- which burnt down! -- fortunately, after we decided to move elsewhere. I remember we lived under the caretaker´s flat -- his wife had two cousins who were always playing T. Rex full-blast -- we didn´t get much sleep there!!!

evanman wrote:
Names do ring a bell.

The elderly valenciano used to do a lot of stuff around the house. He had a motor bike which he, being the only one who could ride it, was allowed to use.

I remember him taking some of us out in a horse and cart looking for fire wood.

One time there was a massive fall of soot from the kitchen chimney, when i was away. I remember getting the blame for it for not keeping the chimney clean--although it was not something i had ever been instructed in. A couple of us had to clean all the pans till they were shining, which was hard--after years of accrueing caked on blackness!

I used to feed and water the chickens, always got electric shocks from the primative wiring in the chicken shed. Also, I used to loved hiding away with the rabbits.

Sorry, I don't have any photos from that period of my life, there may be some out there, i don't know.
 
evanman
 
Reply Sun 23 Jul, 2006 11:35 am
The girl that ran the kitchen was either before I got there or after.

When I ran the kitchen I did a couple of theme nights. One was an All-American affair with burgers, fries & stuff--even had something called "coolaid" which the americans particularly liked.

then did another based on FF, only it was the "Gay fish"! Some of the sisters got me all done up with make up & stuff. I looked like a real frankenfurter, but without the basque and fishnets!
 
Piram
 
Reply Sun 23 Jul, 2006 02:03 pm
evanman wrote:
The girl that ran the kitchen was either before I got there or after.

When I ran the kitchen I did a couple of theme nights. One was an All-American affair with burgers, fries & stuff--even had something called "coolaid" which the americans particularly liked.

then did another based on FF, only it was the "Gay fish"! Some of the sisters got me all done up with make up & stuff. I looked like a real frankenfurter, but without the basque and fishnets!


That´s "Koolaid" and now has other, figurative meanings. Now that I think about it, I remember a very nice girl called Paloma. Don´t know what happened to her, though.

Sounds like that was fun, those theme nights. Oh yeah: Don´t suppose you remember a fellow that went by the name of Ripath? Blue eyes, dark blond hair, as I remember it. I vaguely remember a re-encounter with Ismael (musician) in Valencia(Blue eyes, glasses, medium length brown hair). I first met Ismael at TSC. I remember him telling me that his dad managed groups like Bill Haley and the Comets.
 
evanman
 
Reply Mon 24 Jul, 2006 04:49 am
Ripath--mm sounds familiar.

There is something about Paloma somewhere on this site.
 
Anonymous
 
Reply Sat 19 Aug, 2006 03:42 pm
I recall the Liverpool colony burning down at Christmas time-if it's the same event ?.
 
Piram
 
Reply Sun 20 Aug, 2006 02:18 pm
Anonymous wrote:
I recall the Liverpool colony burning down at Christmas time-if it's the same event ?.


There was only one Liverpool colony, to my knowledge, that was ever based in a building that burnt down, and that was the colony based in the old "Liverpool Chinese Church". It was actually sometimes fun being there for the short time I was there, in spite of the cold, and having to cover the windows with metallic emergency blankets my family had sent me from the States, and staining my handkerchief black every time I blew my nose because of the pollution, which was really bad in those days. I d remember a nice guy who was called Cherubim, I think it was, and sang and played the guitar quite well -- he had wavy red hair and he was Scottish. I remember meeting a number of leaders of unions and organization fighting for worker´s rights, some of which were christians, and how, when they wanted to say someone was a good person, they would say, "...yeah, he´s working class." And I was always reminded of John Lennon´s song titled "Working Class Hero".
 
Anonymous
 
Reply Sun 27 Aug, 2006 01:41 pm
Oh dear, from your description I recognise Cherubim-but I dont recall him being a nice guy.I remember him as a sarcastic bully/coward whom I wouldn't want anything to do with.
 
Piram
 
Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 07:53 am
Anonymous wrote:
Oh dear, from your description I recognise Cherubim-but I dont recall him being a nice guy.I remember him as a sarcastic bully/coward whom I wouldn't want anything to do with.


He might well have been as you describe him, but in my brief dealings with him he was pleasant enough to me --maybe because we both played the guitar and sang and had that in common. After my short stay in Liverpool, I don´t know what happened to the fellow.
 
 

 
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