The person offering this page to you is someone named Ramon Giné,
who has dedicated the last 80 years, more or less, to do this:
1920 - It is said that he was born in Sarral (Conca de Barberà) on
May the 29th.
1925 - As he was brought up in a family addicted to hyeroglyphics,
numeric logogryphs, vowel fugues and many other mental puzzles from the
magazine EN PATUFET, just as soon as he was able to read, he knew that
"MARGARITA TIRA GRAM" ("Margarita throws wheat") was
something which could be read from left to right or from right to left,
though he didn't know that was a palindrome
1960 - Once married and with three children, he comes out from Sarral
and settles down in Vilallonga del Camp (Tarragonès)
,whose Town Hall nominates him Secretary. He still lives there nowadays.
1975 - On January the 14th, while he was waiting for a hair cut in a
Mexico DF hairdresser, he found out a magazine in which central pages were
written 19 sentencies in Spanish. He wrote them down and took them back home.
He kept them on a curiosity file and was lead to the conclusion that they
aren't a casuality and it wouldn't be too difficult to create some ones like
1976 and following - Step by step, he kept on making some of them, in
Catalan and Spanish.
1982 - The Mexican newspaper EXCELSIOR publishes the first
spanish phrases, in a column written by Otto Raul González.
1987 - Published his own production in catalan in the local newspaper
of Sarral EL BALUARD
from which he is an habitual colaborator...
1987 - In the organization Mensa in Barcelona, is created a Club
Palindr•mic Internacional (International Palindromic Club), presidated by
Josep Maria Albaigès i Olivart.
1988 and following - I realised about the existence of C.P.I. I
contact with them I associated them and I was given the task to write the
trimestral bulletin SEMAGAMES. I had the
ocassion to contact with palindrome's fans around the world and my personal
collection was increased with cap-i-cues in a way I could
had never imagined. I was gently offered personal files with one, two, three,
four and five thousand phrases. I have more than 25.000 cap-i-cues. I have
published plenty of works wich have not been sold but delivered as a
suplement of SEMAGAMES between the suscriptors: Diccionari de
palíndroms (paraules soles). Paraules
bifronts - La vuelta al mundo en 4.004 palíndromos, 3.177
frases en espanyol, and i have just published 6229 FRASES CATALANES
1996 - A report by the journalist Antònia Justícia in Diari de
Tarragona November the 12th and sumarized by Agència EFE spreads all over
unexpected places my dedication and have the occasion to popularizate the
palindromic occupation in talk shows in TV3, TVE and a great number of radio
1998 - One of my sons, who controls computers much better than me, has
joined to the Internet. He insisted me to follow him. Thank you very much for
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