My grandfather and my grandmother were remarkable human being. His name was Felício Marmo and he was born at August 1th, 1884, in Viamão, Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) but he was raised and lived all his life in São Paulo . My grandmother’s name was Rita Goulart and she was born at May 15, 1888 in Itu, São Paulo's State. They both were talented teachers, loved each other so much, had four childens and also they were dedicated parents and grandparents.
Books was his passion and he transmitted to me his enthusiasm for literature and arts in general. This photo was taken at a hotel room in 1909. He wrote two books about his memories. (Click on all photos to enlarge)
My grandmother was a kind, sweet person and very special to me. She was also a talented and creative artisan.
My grandfather with his students in a Public School.
My great-grandfather (siting at the middle), named Francesco Antonio Marmo, was born in Casalbuono, Salerno Province, in Italy, come to Brazil in 1855 and had eleven childrens, eight sons and three daughters. In this photo, we see only six of them and my grandfather is the first standing at the right. Long flowing mustaches were common and fashion in 1900's.
My grandmother died at the age of 88 and him at the age of 96. They were truly a remarkable human being to me and to my family.
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