This is another family based project (not unlike the cookbook). I am currently typing up three small notebooks worth of notes (so far 21 thousand words and not nearly at the finish line...) about his life.
My grandfather was born in a small hamlet in Asturias, north of Spain. This was a mining town, very poor and very uninterested in politics. Sadly, when the Spanish civil war hit, their town was ravaged by violence and then famine.
When my grandfather was 18 he had the fortune of being able to immigrate to Mexico. In these notebooks he describes his life worth of experiences. For a man who is not fond of talking too much, this has been a family project of discovery. I never knew I had so much in common with him.
I am hoping to finish this project by June this year (2018). We will be celebrating his 90th birthday and this would be a great gift to give back to him in book form. I will let you know how I get on.