Aunt Jennie

After my paternal grandmother's death, it left just my aunt Jennie alone in that big old house. She was the oldest of nine children. The only one born in Italy who came with my grandmother to Ellis Island, New York at the age of four in 1911. She was originally named Vincenta, but like a …

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My Grandfather Carmelo

I never knew my paternal grandfather. He died 9 years before I was born at the age of 65. Never sick a day until a blood clot situated itself on his lung and took him quickly. He was alone in his bed. What I know about him were the stories I heard and the research …

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