Brasatortas hosted the presentation of Eduardo Toledano’s book Our Life Before, accompanied by dozens of locals.
Residents of Brasatortas packed the Multipurpose Room to display this book, where the editor Javier Flores and the Toledano Dorado brothers also met, and Pablo as Mayor and Clemente in his role as collaborator, also met with the presentation of this new retrospective.
Eduardo considers “Nuestra vida de antes” a work “extremely rich, varied and of great intensity, which I am very pleased with and in which we sought to produce a quality product, not only because of the content, but on the idea”.
Thus, it refers to “a well-written formulation that people have a good time reading”, above all because it allows generations of a certain age to reconnect in an enjoyable way with that common past they shared among many. Tortenius.
He also stated that “This is an essential book here, for there are many cities with books of old pictures, and collections of myths or folklore, and on the other hand, Brasatortas lacked a nice reference book, with pictures, and history, with events.”
Therefore, Eduardo Toledano congratulated himself on having handed over the preparation of this necessary work, which he hopes will be the great reception he received yesterday, at the baptism of fire, and the signing of not so few copies before and after the submission.
The editor noted that those that Javier Flores had the opportunity to deal with in the face of her editorial polish up to giving shape to the volume was “extremely valuable material”, referring to documentation that collects “the history and experiences of populations such as the Brazatortas”.
This, in his humble opinion, “can extend to the rest of the Alcudia Valley because the book collects testimonies and experiences of a very specific time, the 1950s and 1960s, recounting experiences that unfortunately no longer exist.”
Flores notes that at that time “life was different, neither better nor worse, but it was another kind of life, perhaps more comfortable and calm”, adding “the aspects of solidarity in which people are seen how people help each other, sometimes even anonymously .
For the teacher of Ediciones Puertollano, the tales that are collected have a special charm “I really liked the pictures where the bride and groom walk around before marriage or visit bright people”, etc.
There was a particular interest in splitting the cores between Brazatortas and La Estación, “who were similar, but so different, that they each had their own soccer team competing with each other”.
For the rest, “We are very happy that Eduardo Toledano has thought of us and that the city council and the city did not welcome us because they welcome us with their support in this presentation and throughout the journey the book will take, which is today [por ayer] It’s still the beginning,” thanking Flores for all that.
Emotional pages for the mayor
For his part, Mayor Pablo Toledano wanted to emphasize that yesterday, Friday, was “a day of celebration for the whole municipality because Brasatortas’ book, on its history, from the late fifties and sixties is presented”, but not only for that.
The city councilman said that having “the son of the city as a historian doing historical research, with testimonies and photos, continuing the tremendous work since the seventies and eighties, and also reflecting it in this book, is a great celebration.”
Toledano Dorado agreed in referring to “our lives before” that “the most emotional, almost emotional part of his experiences, in which a number of people like there would be reflected.”
He also appreciated the importance of giving Eduardo “that part of between history that history books do not cover or do so little and do not matter to these works because they do not concern themselves with political developments, but in the end these little stories make great history.”
“These are emotional experiences from childhood, real experiences some of which have set some narratives, but the people who appear have names and titles and describe the city as it was,” the mayor said.
Like the editor, he also appreciated the opportunity for the younger generations of Tortinius “to be aware of what life was like here, what the municipality was essentially agricultural, and to have a population of 3,500”.
Pablo Toledano also noted, referring to Eduardo’s earlier book, When We Leave the Beret, “We are today in the thousand as a result of the development of the rural world which forced us to emigrate and with it, there were other things they lost”, that healthy coexistence and pleasure of yesteryear and its associated social history out.