Luis Domingo Ferrari

April 9, 1924 — April 1, 2004
 
His friends called him “Pirucho.” His birthday gatherings were big events as you can see in the photo below. He is there in the front waving at me as I’m snapping the photo. Always included were his milonguero friends with an asado at Club Bristol where he and his wife Dolores lived and worked as caretakers. Cacho and Raquel were always helping out in the kitchen.
 
My fondest memories of this milonguero are the times we played our imaginary bandoneons together at his table in Lo de Celia during tandas of Juan D’Arienzo. Pirucho wasn’t dancing much during the last years of his life, but he went to the milongas to enjoy the company of friends. He loved to dance milonga more than tango, but I never had one dance with him.
 
Pirucho spent the last few months of his life in two public hospitals. I went to see him on his birthday, only to learn that he had died on April 1 at 3:00 a.m.

 

 

Ernesto Delgado, Pirucho, Carlos Alberto Rodriguez

Ernesto Delgado, Pirucho, Carlos Alberto Rodriguez

 

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