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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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Setting the Clocks Fifteen Minutes Ahead – Too Funny

Fifteen Minutes Ahead Did you set your clocks ahead in your house? * In our house we were always late. It was just a thing that we never got over. In fact my Dad used to turn the clocks ahead by 15 minutes so we wouldn’t be late and yet……….. we were always late. Too […]

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Cent’ Anni – I Hope you live a Hundred Years

Cent’ Anni * What is the secret to a long life…? Is it good living…? An excellent Gene Pool…? Or the luck of the draw….?  Funny how so many people from “the other side” lived long and productive lives without prescription medication. My uncles that lived into their 90’s danced with their wives, played golf […]

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Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian Zeppole – A Delicious Tradition

Zeppole A Delicious Tradition * Ever since I can remember I have had a love affair with Zeppole. My Grandmother used to make them for us especially over the Christmas holidays. Fresh and sprinkled with confectioner sugar OMG… They are unbelievably delicious. The only problem is that you can’t stop eating them.  If you want […]

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Da’ Backhousa’ – “Priceless” word from back in the day?

Da’ Backousa’ I’ll bet anyone of Italian ancestry whose family moved to an english speaking country back in the day remembers this word. Backhousa’ My grandparents on my Dad’s side had 11 children during the early part of the last century. My Grandfather built their home in Willow Grove Pennsylvania. It was a typical Italian […]

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Our Italian Neighborhood

Our Italian Neighborhood Memories of “Our Italian Neighborhood” are vivid.  The lessons learned are priceless.  Strong honest people with an excellent work ethic. Video on the NEXT PAGE  

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