“En el Siglo Viejo, no hay teléfono, no hay television, no hay internet, solo se escucha el tic tac de los relojes”.
“In Old Century, there is no telephone, there is no television, there is no internet, only tic tac from the clocks can be heard”.
This note will welcome you at the house of Alfredo Erasmo, 72, of Quiche. Mr. Erasmo, who has lived all his life here in Xela, has the last telegraph office in the city. After working as radiotelegraphist for 20 years, he worked on ships for 10 years.
Currently, he is the owner of a house, full of antique objects, that he has been collecting since he was a child. He said that he has never bought any of these objects. They are all presents from family and friends or from donations. He also commented that he has been collecting them for family heritage and tradition. That’s why the house is named as Siglo Viejo- Old Century.
Personally, to visit Mr. Erasmo’s house was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. It feels like going through a time tunnel. It’s a place, full of recent history.
Thanks to Mr. Erasmo for sharing this amazing treasure with us.