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Ermalinda spent the remainder of her childhood raised in a very modest home in Fall River, Massachusetts, smothered with love and affection by her parents. When Ermalinda was sixteen years old her father invited a border to live in their home. His name was John Rodrigues. John was 6'2" tall, he had smooth light complected skin, stunning green eye's, and dark wavy hair. John's Portuguese charm and mild mannered approach was respected by all who came in contact with him.
Ermalinda and John became friends fast. It was not love at first sight though. It was Ermalinda's father that forced her and John to marry, for better or for worse. After all, in those days it would be considered shameful for a family to have a young man stay in a home where there was a young girl innocent girl. So in an attempt to spare the family some humiliation and also to allow John the opportunity to stay in the United States, they were married while she was only 16 years old and he 20.
After a little growing up came intimacy, then the loss of inhibitions for Ermalinda and eventually their relationship took a romantic turn and they fell in love. In many way
Quotes talked about in this paper
- she said that before Ermalinda shared the secret she would always make a! point to say "I've had this recipe for 50 years, handed down from my mother who brought it from Portugal".
- Ermalinda got older she was often described as being "as wide as she is tall".
Names mentioned in this research paper
Ermalinda, he 20, Ermalinda Rodrigues, Ermalindas first born daughter, John, Mary, Rose,
Locations talked about in this essay
Portuguese, United States, Massachusetts, Fall River,
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