09 September 2010

My Italian Grandparents

My maternal grandparents who lived in Cleveland, Ohio and spoke very little English - were 100% Italian, straight from Udine, Italy. My grandfather, Federico, first came to the United States in 1921. He worked and returned to Italy and married my grandmother, Maria, in 1926. He returned to the U.S. leaving my grandmother in Italy. He continued to work in the U.S. and visit his family in Italy. When my grandmother came to the U.S. in 1930, she arrived with my aunt Lydia who was 3 years old. My grandfather became a U.S. citizen in 1929.

31 August 2010

Family Discovered

How often has this happened to you ... you're at work having lunch with a group of co-workers and you discover one of them is a relative?  That is exactly what happened to me a few years ago!