Last week, I traveled to Brazil to meet my great-grandmother: Florentina de Jesus. She's a joyful and lovely 102 years old lady living in the city of Jurema, Piaui.

Although she never met me, she welcomed me with hugs and kisses as you would expect from any grandma. She was happy to share stories about her family, my deceased great-grandfather Antonio, who used to play several instruments, and she even sang songs to entertain us.

Although she can't walk without assistance and has some hearing problems, she remains incredibly lucid. Her caretaker is her daughter, Lina, and she takes…

Flavio Junior

Network Automation Engineer by day. Hobbies include writing unsolicited advice on Medium. Interests include finance, investing, economics, philosophy, dancing.

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