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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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Remembering Anisette – “Visiting” during the Christmas Holidays

Anisette “Visiting” during the Christmas Holidays * When I was growing up in a huge Italian family we always visited our cousins during the holidays. Unlike today for some unknown reason somehow we always had time to visit family. My dad would put us in the car and he would drive from the outskirts of […]

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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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