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We are in Fatima and since we had no idea where to go, we asked the waiter. He said he had a friend who was a university student from Oporto who would go with us. He took us to the location of the monument where the vision appeared to the children. Lucia was 17 at the time and the other two were around 10. Lucia is now 55 and a Carmelite nun in Oporto. She is now 55 years old. All of this is outside of Fatima and very uncommercialized. The town itself is very touristy.
A daily diary of a journey in 1962. Please post comments about where you were then on the Background page.
1962 was pivotal. This is the background:
It was a year colored by the Cuban Missile Crisis, an escalating involvement in Vietnam, the Berlin Wall and the Cold War with Russia, Civil Rights issues, a nascent space program, Nelson Mandela in prison, Betty Friedan's, The Feminist Mystique, the Beatles, Rolling Stones and the death of Marilyn Monroe.