Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Back in time

My Great grandparents Virginia and Francisco lived here and they had 16 kids... Some of them were married already when they moved in, probably about 80 years ago. My mom first visited them in 1953, when one of my grandmother's brother got married and my mom was introduced to the family. My parents got married the year after that. Mom and dad say the house remains exactly the same. I have more pictures of this farm and I plan to show them soon.

24 comments:

Sonia said...

Que linda casa de fazenda, Cris! E que bom que ela continua preservada.

Muito obrigada pelas felicitações à Sofia! Ela me pediu para agradecer à você.

Beijos!

Moi said...

it must be great imagining what their lives in those days would have been like...i 'll really like to see more pics from the place...and hope u are having a great week :)

Luna said...

Interesting story and wonderful pictures. This is a wonderful cottage with great Memories.
I hope to see more pics.

I´m sorry, but I have to work much and come not around for so long.

Yes I remember the recipes for you.

JANET said...

What a pretty cottage. Looks sturdy, too. Guess it had to be for such a large family! My dad's family was pretty large, and they lived on a farm too.

Connie said...

Just think now everyone thinks they need their own room.lol
I bet there were some wonderful family memories made in that house.

Take care,
Connie

Paula said...

I can hardly imagine raising 16 kids in that little cottage. Wow ~ we're all spoiled with our big houses these days, but then you can bet that most days everyone was outside working hard on their farm.

Cris said...

Yes they had a hard life I believe. My grandparents got married back in 1928, so in 1953 I figure most of my Great grandparents kids had already gotten married.

a-xpressions said...

Aaahh...so sweet!!
Such kind of stories makes us nostalgic...that cottage have seen all four generations. I will luv to see all other pics too. My hometown has similar kind of houses.I can feel the ambience inside this cottage.
are visiting there first time Cris?

Deana said...

And you know people were happy back then. Happier than honestly they are now with so many freedoms and choices and non appreciating what they have. I loved this post and look forward to more pics of the farm! What a great history.

Kelli said...

Wonderful photos, Cris! I can't wait to see more!
Also, thank you for your sweet comment about our new magazine!
Kelli

Cris said...

It was my first time visiting there... I always heard stories, my father's childhood, the beauty of the place...

annulla said...

How wonderful that you can go back and visit the place of so many family memories. It looks charming, but it must have been absolute chaos with so many children.

Tammy said...

This house doesn't really look all that old, I don't think...it's so charming!
I love old houses and always wonder the stories that went on inside.
But 16 kids! Even though some of them were grown and gone, that is still a lot of people to squeeze inside! :)

Moi said...

Hey Cris, sorry for not responding earlier...tow weeks inti school and things are getting really hectic. I am glad u liked the banana bread.
Please do go ahead and put it up on your blog and the blog friend who shared the recipe...her address is
http://twentyoneonine.blogspot.com/

Britt-Arnhild said...

16 kids. WOW.

Lovely white house with the blue fence and the orange blossoms.

Ash said...

Beautiful house and so well-maintained.

Would love to see more pics.

Mike said...

Wow what a history to go along with this wonderful house. The houses of our families always seem special. I can't wait to see more Cris

shnaggy said...

oh memories...that brings me back to the place where i grew up. the house and surroundings look exactly same...

Geraldo said...

Cris,

I'm glad you showed me this place, and even more now that I know the details about your family history.
It is a beautiful farm, and the coffee they grow there is one of the best I've ever tasted!

Susie said...

Hi Cris,
Nineteen children is a large family! That farmhouse must have been a very happy place to live :)

Cláudia said...

Cris, this house is very charming, white walls, blue fences. The house is so well mainteined up to now. I have an ideia of how difficult was their lives 80 years ago. No electricity, everything was hand made. They had to plant the vegetables, feed the chicken...cook in a antique stove (with fire woods?) and 16 kids, one after another. And we are always complaining about our lives...today!

diyadear said...

16 kids.. whoooaaa.. wat a beautiful life they must have had..i wud love to have half those no he he

Mansi Desai said...

A very touching post Cris!! its nice to get emotional at times, the fast pace of today's life rarely gives u an opportunity to do so!

Memories Catcher said...

Uma típica casa de fazenda.Bonita historia.