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The house my dad grew up in

Thursday, June 13, 2013

This is the mantle of the house my dad grew up in in a little town called Rovito, Cosensa, Italy.
if you look carefully it has the year it was built.
I can hardly believe it has been there for so long.
He was born here but went back at five to visit family and ended up staying until he graduated high school at 16. Then Musolini wanted to draft him into the Italian Army so he took his birth certificate and came back to America. He got a couple years of labratory college and learned to speak Engiish. He ended up serving in the American Army from 1944 to 1946.
He was a medic. He said he was scared because he did not carry a gun but he was grateful he did not have to carry a gun durring the time he served in Italy.

Oh and it really does say 1591!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

TXMEMAW6 6/14/2013 9:52PM

    How wonderful to have such a rich family history. You are truly blessed!

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SLIMMERJESSE 6/14/2013 12:51PM

    WOW, how beautiful to have a piece of history like this photo. My grandfather came from Catania.

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IDLETYME 6/14/2013 12:47PM

    Wonderful family story. Thank you for sharing it with us! Have a super weekend!

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WALLAHALLA 6/14/2013 1:48AM

    what a wonderfully rich history

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JUNEBUG4967 6/14/2013 12:26AM


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Who is Gerard Butler?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

This young man is my sons age but he is so handsome I just could not help enjoying his portrayels of lovely men.... He was in " the ugly truth" and PS I love you, ( which I watch when I need a good cry... )

It is his personallity that comes out in interviews and you just have to see a couple of his movies.

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WALLAHALLA 5/30/2013 12:26AM

    I still haven't seen PS I love you, but I have liked him in every thing I've seen him in. LOVED 300.

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HAPPY-DESTINY 5/29/2013 10:47PM

    He was the star in the movie '300' . . I can only hope to get my body back that look!!

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CASSCOTT70 5/29/2013 10:29PM

  Hmmm...I can't seem to decide on Gerard Butler...is he handsome or just OK??!!

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Never blogged last week

Sunday, May 26, 2013

so this week I will have to do it twice... really have to stop being so dern busy but with the next two weeks of school only four days each and summer school already staffed, I am sure I will be able to enjoy June and July and the first two weeks in August work free...
So I will play in my yard every day, go to water aerobics and Tai chi chih. ( Justin Stone)
And I will start getting rid of things I have not used in the last five years...
What do I do about grandma's china?

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WALLAHALLA 5/26/2013 9:06PM

    I'm a horrid pack rat. Plan to downsize some this summer, again. Would really like to actually be able to park in the garage again.

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JAMBABY0 5/26/2013 5:50PM

    Can't help you there I have a hard time letting things go, good luck

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Milk, love it hate it .

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Great pic of my daughter in law and her sister and neice and some famous movie star....

I want to talk today about cow's milk. I have been able to drink it and then not able to drink it.
Many members of my family think they are not able to digest cows milk very well but can use butter and aged cheese ... it is the Lactose in the milk they cannot digest.
so they try goat diary and almond and rice etc... I just have never drunk much.
But lately I have had problems when I drink more than a couple ounces a day..
So to abstain or not to abstain... but it is the only way to know for sure.

I accidentally put the decaf coffee in the coffee bin and felt so much better till I used regular coffee. So now I don't drink regular coffee and only drink one cup of coffee or cafinated tea a day... Just feel better abstaining... so now I get to try it with milk...Never did drink much.

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WALLAHALLA 5/19/2013 11:14PM

    I cannot handle caffeine as well as I could when I was younger. I go decaf or caffeine free whenever I have the option.

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KNYAGENYA 5/18/2013 5:57PM


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    Things change as time passes. What we once could do we can no longer do.

Make Today a Great Day!

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so today I ate two donuts.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

So I had a really good day.. One waffle for breakfast ... just fish and veggies for dinner.
and then I go and eat two cake donuts. what am I thinking.
Ok so tomorrow is another day but I could have weighed 180 but nooooo
I chose the fat and the sugar and the white flour.

So now I get to get back on the horse ...

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WALLAHALLA 5/11/2013 11:59PM

    my huge bowl of ice cream probably had more calories and fat grams than your donuts...I need me a new horse

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JUNEBUG4967 5/11/2013 10:57AM

    I have been there and done that so many times! Today is a new day and we start again.

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SPARKCHANTAL 5/11/2013 3:49AM

    two is ok, just don't make it twenty because you beat yourself up over it!

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TAISIAKAT 5/11/2013 2:59AM

    I actually allow my self one 'goody' of some kind. Be it thin mints, angel food cake, pound cake, jello, pudding, even a donut. - I just know I like these things and if I deny myself them, I crave them more. I am finding that I don't every day have one of the above items, and finding myself savoring when I do have one. emoticon

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WUNMURRA 5/11/2013 1:52AM

    You can win - keeping going with making good choices

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RONNIEHUEY 5/11/2013 1:52AM


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PINKYYSUEE 5/11/2013 1:49AM

    Well, you have the right outlook! Just start again tomorrow..we all splurge once in a while...just don't do it all the time!

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