Tag Archives: Growing up Italian

♦ October = Italian-American Heritage Month ♦

♦ Their Story is My Story ♦ “We all grow up with the weight of history on us.  Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell … Continue reading

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♥ The Road to My Ancestral Home: My Roots in Tuscany ♥

♥ I knew I had some roots in Tuscany in the hills of Garfagnana near Lucca but I didn’t learn the whole story until recently… ♥ We may not have much choice on how and where our story begins but … Continue reading

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♥ My Homage to Laundry Day Italian Style ♥

♥ Indelible Memories: My Homage to Laundry Day Italian Style ♥ has been a long time coming! Hundreds of photos taken over several years from north to south…of laundry! And I predict there will be many more! Why? Read on… … Continue reading

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Challenged to a “Dual”… Dual Citizenship That Is!

(A sequel to: Digging Deep to the Heart of the Family Tree – Some Roots Run Deep!) The “Challenge”… In the post from two years ago, I wrote about what it is like to be Italian-American who grew up in … Continue reading

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♥ The Face of Italy ♥

“Love and understand the Italians, for the people are more marvelous than the land.” —E. M. Forster When I started to write about the “face of Italy”, I realized that, for me, growing up in an Italian family and the … Continue reading

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SideTripZ: Digging Deep to the Heart of the Family Tree

SideTripZ – October is National Italian American Heritage Month…and as an Italian American, it’s only natural that this little SideTripZ finds me digging up some roots…family roots. *   *   * Some Roots Run Deep! “We all grow up with the … Continue reading

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