Today's blog entry is a continuation of another blog posting titled "Info on Why Martha and Ben go to Italy?", dated Wednesday, March 1, 2006.
To enlarge Figure #1 below or any of the photographs, please click on the image.
Where did we leave off? My nonno (grandfather, Tony) had gone to sea at age 12. His first voyage started in
He was steadily promoted. His last voyage started in
They must have lived in Meta or
Grandfather continued to work in the lumber/building trade and they built a house which still stands in
Photograph #2 - Family in automobile
This is a picture that I just received from my Aunt Pauline who now lives in
Two more children were born after this. In 1923 my grandfather went to work as the Chief Engineer of
But this is not the best picture of them all. The best picture and the one that I have framed and hanging is this one. Those are my uncles and one of my aunts standing. My grandparents are seated and my great aunt, Concetta, (grandfather’s sister) is seated on the arm of the chair. My grandmother and great aunt have on party hats! Look at the angle of Concetta’s hat. It looks like they were having so much fun.
Photograph #6 - August, 2004, descendants and their spouses of Tony and Anna Taccarino
I have just finished reading two books by an Italian-American author, Paul Paolicelli (Dances with Luigi and Under the Southern Sun). In these books he recounts his experience tracing his grandparents. The quote I like from Under the Southern Sun is “As Nené Troncale would say, our people brought values with them to
The first installment of this [blog entry] celebrated my grandfather’s birthday. This part celebrates, April 10, the anniversary of my father’s birth and the wedding anniversary of my cousin, Bonnie and her husband Pete.
In 2008, it will be the 100th anniversary of my grandparents’ wedding. I hope to be living in
That's it for
Ciao, BenToday’s quote is an Italian proverb, author unknown.
"Tutto è bene quello che finisce bene."
All's well that ends well.