Basilicata – Southern Italy Copy

Basilicata – Southern Italy – A portion of my family emigrated to America from a little town named Pietraroia in the Basilicata Region. For those of us not familiar with this area….. Basilicata also known as Lucania, is a region in the south of Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the […]

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The Piccirilli Brothers – World Renowned Stone Carvers

The Piccirilli Brothers World Renowned Stone Carvers The Piccirilli Brothers were known as the Exquisite family of Italian-American marble cutters and sculptors. In 1888, the father and six sons, all sculptors, migrated from Italy and established a highly successful workshop in New York City. Specializing in cutting large works in stone from smaller models, they […]

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Frank Granieri – “Let’s Have Coffee” Saint Valentines Day Sing Along – Lyrics & Videos

Summer Wind (Song #1) The summer wind came blowin’ in from across the sea It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand Two sweethearts and the summer wind Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin’ […]

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Frank Granieri – “Love You Forever” Growin’ Up Italian

Love You Forever This is a story of Old World people that loved each other forever. It happened just after my grandfather had passed. My Grandmother who basically knew no fear had to do something that she never did before. The bottom line of the story is that her husband my grandfather took care of […]

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Frank Granieri – “Egg’s in a Nest” Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian

Eggs in a Nest Magical Way to Enjoy Eggs Remember Moonstruck when Rose was making eggs for Loretta? Eggs in a piece of toast with a hole in it.  This is our favorite way to serve eggs especially for the grandchildren. Just seems special. I remember my Mom making our breakfast this way long ago. […]

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Lady Gaga – Super Bowl 2017

  Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017 Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta This performance was nothing short of spectacular. She has won me over as a performer. Starting with her time with Tony Bennett, then the Sinatra tribute followed by the special she did about the Sound of Music. This woman is nothing short of […]

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Frank Granieri – Growin’ Up Italian – Football Kisses

Frank Granieri Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian “Football Kisses” * When my son first began playing football in High School he very quickly realized that football players in high school typically don’t kiss their dads hello as they are being dropped off.  Well my sons and I as their father always have kissed one another […]

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Frank Granieri – Frank’s Thought – We wassa’ better offa’ …

Frank Granieri We wassa’ better offa’ When we wassa’ worse offa’ * Remember back in the day when families were close? Big celebrations…. Weddings, Christenings, family visits during the holidays, Sunday dinners at Grandmom’s…. Remember? Well if makes me wonder .. In this video below I describe a memory of mine. It was a conversation […]

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“Celebrate” Australia Day today January 26th

January 26 Australia Day Celebration Video We have many Friends and Family members in Australia. Descendants of Italian immigrants that have made this wonderful country their home. So in their honor and in solidarity with all the lovely people from down under we too celebrate Australia Day. Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. […]

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World War II – Sam Mastrogiacomo – Tail Gunner

Sam Mastrogiacomo Tail Gunner – World War II Sam is in his 97th year this year. Talk about an inspiration… This is one you’ll remember. Another one of the Greatest Generation.  Sam Mastrogiacomo, a veteran of the 445th Bomb Group, was a tail gunner who took part in the Gotha Mission, which at 2 hours […]

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