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Dad – 10 Common Sense Things my Father taught Me about Everyday Life Copy

Dad 10 Common Sense Things My Father taught Me about Everyday Life   DAD   Thank God for Dad. He didn’t talk much in fact the times we communicated were usually playing golf together or watching sports. But he taught me a lot by example or by simple explanation. Take a moment and see if […]

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Italian Card Game – Sette Mezzo – Seven and a Half

  Italian Card Game Seven & a Half  Sette Mezzo    This is the game we used to play on New Years Eve with all the family as we waited for the ball to drop.  Do you remember or did your family ever play this game? It is actually a version of black jack that […]

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Italy – Is The Healthiest Country in the World

Italy The Healthiest Country in the World * When it comes to living a long life, Italy is the place to be. The high-heeled boot surrounded by five seas is ranked the healthiest country on Earth in the Bloomberg Global Health Indexof 163 countries.     A baby born in Italy can expect to live to be […]

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Where you’re from, according to what you call a sub sandwich

In this rich tapestry of a nation, people can call sub sandwiches whatever they want and it’ll be completely, 100% kosher (in the metaphorical sense — about 1% of these sandwiches are actually kosher). Of course, that doesn’t stop the terminology you use from revealing a whole lot about your backstory every time you order […]

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Nonna / Grandmom – 10 Priceless lessons we learned from Her

Nonna / Grandmom 10 Priceless Lessons we Learned from Her See if you agree with our list of 10  * Whether you knew it as Nonna’s or Grandmom’s House it was the place we all loved. She was the cog around which the wheel turned.   Lessons Learned with Her Last Forever * #1. Sharing […]

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10 “Italians” that are Household Names

10 “Italians” that are Household Names These are people of Italian decent that would have been or are recognized pretty much anywhere on earth. * Sophia Loren Sophia Loren born Sofia Villani Scicolone is quite possibly the most recognizable Italian of all time   Aside from an Academy Award, she has won a Grammy Award, five special […]

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Rocky – Singing by the Fire Barrel

Rocky Singing by the Fire Barrel  * Few people know that Sly Stallone’s younger brother Frank wrote and performed the song, “Take You Back” with his band Valentine in Rocky II. In this memorable clip Frank and the group appeared as a bunch of South Philly street guys singing around a barrel fire.   Singing around the […]

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Godfather III – Robert Duvall talks Candidly about Godfather III

Godfather III Robert Duvall In  this interview Robert Duvall talks about why he (as Tom Hagen) didn’t do the movie. * Robert Duvall talks to Bob Costa about Godfather III and his reasons for not doing the movie.  Most of us feel that Godfather III was just not that good and certainly not of the […]

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The Carnival of Ivrea and the Battle of the Oranges

The Carnival of Ivrea and the Battle of the Oranges Embed from Getty Images The historic Carnival of Ivrea is a one of a kind event that attracts many tourists every year. It is a great celebration, during which the community of Ivrea celebrates its capacity for self-determination, recalling an episode of liberation from tyranny […]

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“Carnevale” – Magical Celebration

“Carnevale” * Color – Folklore – Tradition The Magic of the Italian “Carnevale” * “A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale” (translation: During “Carnevale” any trick is allowed). This is the Italian motto of what is considered the most colorful event of the whole year: “Carnevale”. Color – Folklore – Tradition The Magic of the Italian “Carnevale” […]

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