Last Year we were very fortunate to be visited by the son and granddaughter of the man that built our house.
It was wonderful to get a glimpse of the past and walk the land with the people that had worked and lived here many years ago,also to hear all the amazing storys of how life was then,even more exciting was seeing some pictures of the people house and land over the last 70 years.
we enjoyed them so much we have decided to share them with all the friends of Corga da pereira along with some of the history’
the first picture is of
Manuel do Sacramento e Mariana do Sacramento the great grandparents of Ana who so kindly sent us the pictures . Ana also told us that although the property is registered as Corga da Perira she only knew it as Ribeiro
This next 2 are of our house in 1948 it has not changed much!
this one is the house in 1967
Gracinda and Manuel do Sacramento Junior grandparents of Ana
It was these two wonderful people who built the house,Ana was telling us that the women collected all the stones that were used to build the house …Amazing!!
This picture is one of my personal favorates it is the next generation Acacio Sacramento The father of Ana, on his way to Corga da pereira He looks like he is enjoying the journey Its nice to slow down the only way to travel i think!!
Acacio married Laura Coelho the mother of Ana. Here is a picture of Laura and Gracinda
the next couple are of Ana Herself at Corga,very cute here im sure you will agree.
and here with her great grandmother, you can see the water jugs in the background, Ana says they went up and down the hill several times a day to collect water that they carried back on their heads,she was pleased to see we have a ram pump so no more carrying!!
Ana a little older feeding chickens outside the house
and another great picture, Acacio on the veranda very relaxed
and here the house in 1976
and lastly a pic of Corga da pereira 2012
We would like to say a big thank you to Ana and her father Acacio for all of these beautiful photos and all your wonderful memories .