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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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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 the Love of Sewing

Love of Sewing September is the month of the year when people officially celebrate sewing but in my mind we should celebrate this beautiful practice every day of the year. Just thought I would bring it up today. It makes me think of my mother and my wife. They both love/d to sew.  Same thing […]

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Frank Granieri – Christmas Slice of Life Very Unique Tradition

Unique Christmas Tradition Frank Granieri Every year for the last 40 years after Christmas as I’ve taken down our tree I cut the bottom of off in a slice about an inch wide and saved it. The idea occurred to me the year that my first child was born. I was taking down our Christmas […]

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Frank Granieri Growin’ Up Italian – Wonderful Grandparents

Frank Granieri  Growin’ Up Italian Wonderful Grandparents It always has fascinated me how people emigrated to America and other countries, usually  couldn’t speak the language and somehow made a success of themselves. In my case all four of my grandparents came from Italy back in the early part of the last century. They came with […]

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Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian – Old World Dentistry

Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian Old World Dentistry  * Back in the day when I was Growin’ Up Italian My Dad Frank Paul Granieri … who never complained about anything, who never knew the word No, who never asked for help… PULLED HIS OWN TEETH.  Oh Yeah… Pulled his own teeth. He would get a […]

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Frank Granieri – Adorable Sofia Growin’ Up Italian

Adorable Sofia in Positano Frank Granieri Frank’s Thought – Growin’ Up Italian * On a trip to the Amalfi Coast some years ago we spent a lot of time in Positano. In fact we rented a small villa there for about a week and had a wonderful time. During that period we were taken by […]

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Balcony Magic in Positano – Frank Granieri – Growin’ Up Italian

Balcony Magic in Positano Frank Granieri Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian * Positano on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy… Very Simply One of the most Beautiful Places on Earth.  We were there with a few of our adult children and our first Grandchild Sofia. At the time she was 4 months old. This story […]

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