Date: Mar 29, 2017
… at his place they played the last ever sueca game (point trick-taking card game with trumps) in the mountain. The table, chairs and even the bottle with a bit of leftover firewater (aguardente), were still there.
Next day, with Master João Bernardo departure, the village had only three men left: uncle Amadeu, Joaquim Torre Velha and Manuel Cordovão. That is why that last session of sueca was like a farewell in a silent death vigil, that nor even the aguardiente-filled cups were able to revive.
Written by Daniel de Sa