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Café owner Julia (94) dies in the café that she's 63 years had opened
Ternat In its authentic pub in the Statiestraat this morning café owner Julia De Brandt (94) died. Julia stood since 1955 continuously behind the counter of her cafe ‘In Milano’. The café went last week, on christmas day, silent close.

Ternat say goodbye to an icon. More than 63 years, Julia The Lights in her café. They drew heavily not only beers, but moved too fast at the dinner-table for a game of belotten. In a report for this newspaper, testified Julia last year of her life in the café. “Belotten, that I can as the best,” she said. “I must not be inferior to the men with the cards. And it does me pleasure to be among the people to stay. As long as I live, I want to be here in my café.”

Julia got the past few years, a lot of help from her son Michel. Without him, she had the café all the faster. “But thanks to him I can stay here to live,” was the. “The little room behind the bar was converted into my living room because I still hard the stairs can use. But in my café, I am still every day to find. I'm here, always been happy, between all of my clients. Here is never a hassle.”

The brave café owner also had bins full of stories from bygone times. “The Sinksenkermis was the highlight of the year. The jukebox was here for a whole day to rotate. Here was dancing that no name had. The whole village came to the carnival. And we had also two kermiskoersen. That was a really fine time. And that never comes back.”

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