day 151: atravez uma janela (through a window)

My Vo (grandmother) once told me the story of her parents' courtship.

He visited with her through a window for a full year, getting more and more acquainted with her before being allowed into the house by her father.

This would have been around 1905 on an island called Sao Miguel in the Azores, off the coast of Portugal.  This marriage was earned.  This relationship was worked for.

I like that I came from that.

7 comments

Luann | January 17, 2010 at 9:01 AM

I love the passion and romance of that little account. Just a little scandalous too. Very cool.

Lanie | January 17, 2010 at 10:06 AM

I love that story...vo loved telling it to us too.

Connie | January 17, 2010 at 10:37 AM

What a difference from then to now.
Was that the rule of the house or the rule of the community? It's a great story.

wendy | January 17, 2010 at 2:22 PM

That is quite a courtship indeed. And the last statment is quite profound I think.

Mrs4444 | January 17, 2010 at 5:10 PM

That's awesome, so few words to convey such a big story. I love it.

Cookie | January 18, 2010 at 1:28 PM

Wow!

Eowyn | January 21, 2010 at 9:57 AM

That was a book in just a few sentences.

I want to write like that.