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Mom's Flowers: Sra. Schmolz has beautiful flowers. The family also has a colorful history. Of German heritage (does Schmolz seem English?) her husband was a priest for 23 years before running into problems for his progressive views. He left the church and married, became a lawyer for some time, and a coffee farmer. They retained a little property near the ocean north of Rio (Niteroi) from a time when he helped platte out the area. But the farm was the main interest of the family business. Sadly, he died a few years ago.