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Brother Anton Mattingly, C.S.C. In The Land Of El Quijote
Friday, May 13, 2011



name: Álvaro Gómez Gómez

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comments: Estimado señor: 36 años atrás tuve la oportunidad de ser profesor invitado de español en Holy Cross High School, Ill. y mi supervisor fue el Bro. Anton Mattingly. Yo continué comunicándome con él, pero con el tiempo perdimos contacto y, mire usted por dónde, buscando en internet supe que el Hermano Anton había fallecido años atrás y, además, y no sé cómo encontré la conexión entre usted y el hermano Anton. En verdad no sé que quiero al escribir esta nota, pero en el fondo es el agradecimiento y admiración que tuve al hermano Anton, y leyendo sobre usted, como profesional y artista me di cuenta que ustedes tuvieron una gran afinidad por lo de la fotografía. Bien, nací en Colombia, pero después de estar en USA me vine a España.


Un cordial saludo y si en algo puedo ser de utilidad para usted, con mucho gusto aquí tiene una casa donde llegar en esta tierra castellana del Quijote.


Cordial saludo,
Álvaro Gómez

My web page has something called Contact Submission by which most spammers are blocked and the few who might make contact with me can do so. I received the above contact submission a few days ago. I will translate it below. This is the sort of communication that I occasionally get that confirms that my blog may have some practical usefulness that compensates for the flagrant narcissism that a blog really represents.



Name: Álvaro Gómez Gómez


Comments: Dear Sir: 36 years ago I had the opportunity to be professor of Spanish by invitation to Holy Cross High School in Illinois. My supervisor was Brother Anton Mattingly, C.S.C. I pursued my communications with him after my period at the school but with time we lost touch. But look sir how by looking in the internet I found out that Brother Anton had died years back. I don’t know how I found the connection between you and Brother Anton. To be truthful I am not sure why I am writing you, but in the end it is my gratitude and admiration I had for Brother Anton, and reading about you, as a professional and an artist I realized that the both of you had a great affinity for photography. I was born in Colombia, and after being in the USA I came to Spain.


A warm greeting to you and if in any way I can be useful, with pleasure you have a home here in this Spanish land of the Quijote.

Sincerely yours,
Álvaro Gómez

And here is the blog that Álvaro Gómez found in the internet.
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11/6/16 - 11/13/16

11/13/16 - 11/20/16

11/20/16 - 11/27/16

11/27/16 - 12/4/16

12/4/16 - 12/11/16

12/11/16 - 12/18/16

12/18/16 - 12/25/16

12/25/16 - 1/1/17

1/1/17 - 1/8/17

1/8/17 - 1/15/17

1/15/17 - 1/22/17

1/22/17 - 1/29/17

1/29/17 - 2/5/17

2/5/17 - 2/12/17

2/12/17 - 2/19/17

2/19/17 - 2/26/17

2/26/17 - 3/5/17

3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17