FC: Brief story. Long life.
1: My grandmother was born in 1898 in Casorezzo, a small town near Milano in Italy.
2: As she was the eldest, she had to take care of the kids when their mother died. She was 15 years old.
4: One night the elder sisters overheard a conversation between their father and a friend. The father had a girlfriend who didn't want to marry him because she refused to look after the younger kids.
6: They made up a plan. My grandmother, who was 20, would travel to Argentina with the kids and leave them there with an aunt. Many relatives had already emigrated, life in Italy after the Great War was hard.
7: Even though their father strongly rejected their suggestion, my grandmother set off to South America with her little brother and sister leaving behind her hometown, her other siblings, her father and her fiancee.
8: Her trip back to Italy was constantly postponed. She really didn't want to leave her brother and sister. In the meantime, she met my grandfather, they fell in love and she forgot her boyfriend in Italy.
10: They had three daughters and six grandchildren. | She shared holidays with them.
11: She also had several great grandchildren.
12: She could travel back to her hometown where she met her abandoned boyfriend who was by that time a widower. My grandfather was a bit worried.
13: She died when she was 95, still conscious and active.
14: Maybe in her last moments she dreamed of the house where she was born.
15: Maybe she even remembered her own grandparents...