Tag Archives | Family

Remembering Eva

Remembering Eva

Last week, my family lost a little giant.  My father’s cousin Eva passed away in Salle, their hometown in Abruzzo.  I never imagined when I bade her farewell on Ferragosto, that it would be the last time I would see her. At about 4 and 1/2 feet tall, Eva’s diminutive stature was in no way […]

Read More
Mandorlata di Peperoni – Finding Sicily in Abruzzo

Mandorlata di Peperoni – Finding Sicily in Abruzzo

The ethnic composition of many Americans resembles a patchwork quilt – I have friends whose children are Colombian and Algerian; Korean, German and Welsh; Dominican, Cuban and Irish. They have (mostly) affectionate anecdotes about the clash of cultures and the challenges of adapting to the customs of the families into which they married. When I […]

Read More
My Story on Life in Abruzzo

My Story on Life in Abruzzo

An exciting day!  A story that I wrote about my full-circle experience in my father’s hometown of Salle, Abruzzo is featured on the Life in Abruzzo website.  Life in Abruzzo is a fantastic English-language website dedicated to the promotion of travel in the region.  Please read my story by clicking on the link below and […]

Read More