The girls from Floriano Peixoto
Yes… People like the Girls of Flori are rare to find it but they exist and are much more real than any reality show! It’s all about a group that have been friends since childhood and that I met soon after coming back from live in Rio de Janeiro to Natal, my beloved City of Sun in Brazil before I met the man who would change my life for ever… Taking me to my biggest adventures around the world as I never dream in my wildest deepest dreams…
Great friends, mothers, sisters, daughters, aunts, sisters-in-law, grandmothers and god mothers. We are busy bees working for a better world each in our own way. I live travelling around the world …They’re present when and how they can in their reunions to get together and celebrate life!
Life does these things, but with these girls they give back over and over what life gave them! They managed to surprise everyone including themselves things even they did not predict could build such strong ties of friendship and fraternity!
They built such strong ties of friendships that neither they nor anyone managed to untie. Through thick and thin, highs and lows, they’re there for one another. These girls know how to turn things around! They are no longer girls but women now! Family and friends are everything!
Some closer than others, but all in all, I can say the girls from Flori without exception have a bond that nothing managed to destroy, althought they no longer live at the road called Floriano Peixoto where they started their long lasting friendship.
These were Golden times full of pure magic of the 70’s in which they lived and keep deep inside entwined in their own way, even now. They giggle, are bubbly and give big cries of joy. The energy that they generate when they meet is truly amazing!
Distance doesn’t matter; they own a secret code amongst them and the key was thrown out a long time ago.
The girls of Flori! Of Floriano Peixoto, legends of their times!
Today they live separate ways, some live around the world and the one who is writing is living in motorhome travelling the world. Others just moved around the corner. But; they always get together in one way or another.
Now; you have no idea of what those girls are made of. You would understand if you met their mothers! Extraordinary women!
We miss the mamas Didita, D. Eglinha, D. Maria & Dona Carmen very much…. But lucklily some are still alive…
The pioneer girls of Flori were the Mafioletti, Montenegro and Alff’ families: Lize & Virginia, Rizza, Rejane, Roseane, Rose ( Nildinha) , Dalia e Denise Then the Dantas girls Bebeta & Gorette, Lucia, Netinha & me! Many more girls came along, some were relatives: Eliane, Amelia, Cinara, Vitoria, Betinha, then Maninha, Mariza, Marineide, Teresa, Jayra Pinheiro, Regina, Olga and many more!
This is a unique history full of stories entwined in the lives of those girls. I haven chosen a beautiful colorful book with a pretty Mont Blanc pen (I got as a gift from my husband ) to write in style. So many moments that jumped into my mind that I collect now “notes and giggles”… As I always say
Our collection of thoughts are in progress. The pleasure in writing about our adventures?Indescribable because as I am writing I am filled with joy. I find myself laughing “a toa sem saber porque”! ( below photo)
These girls from Flori are like no others! The world would not be same without them! But; those that had the privilege of knowing their mothers would understand better what they are made of and way they are so special. They have no measures; everything they do they give their best shot! Are they for real?
Yes and we are often called CRAZY… But we know we are SIMPLY THE BEST !
By Lukie Dantas- Gooda