If my father was alive today, 17th of June, he would be 88 years old.
My mother reveals that he often declared that he wanted to live until he was 84. He was lucky, that's how old he got!
He was an army officer but, on occasion, he also served in Guarda Nacional Republicana. That's where I have pictured him, in his office in Coimbra, with my Leica.
So please allow me to pay him this little tribute and say "Happy Birthday father".