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Saint Anthony Prayer – Lost and Found

Saint Anthony Prayer Lost and Found * Remember the Saint Anthony prayer? Do you or the kids still say it today? Wow… I recall my Mom, Grandmom, Aunts and friends all saying the same thing when something was lost. “Good Saint Anthony look around, Something’s Lost and Must be Found. And….. surprisingly enough more often […]

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Scopa – with Explanation & Instructions

Scopa Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian     Scopa – (means  “broom”) is an Italian card game. Many of us used to play it with our Grandparents as we were Growin’ Up Italian. One of the two major national card games in Italy it is also popular in Argentina and Brazil. The game was brought […]

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Coronavirus – Listen to Nonna Alice Brignani

Coronavirus Listen to Nonna Alice Brignani * This is a really cute piece by Nonna Alice Brignani about how to deal with the complications not only surrounding the virus of the moment but life in general.  There is not much to say really except take a moment and watch her explain. It really is adorable.  […]

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Silent Night – Dean’s Christmas Show 1967

Silent Night Dean’s Christmas Show with Frank Sinatra & Dean Martin Families (December 21, 1967) *   Dean Martin’s and Frank Sinatra’s family sing together “Silent Night” on a Christmas edition of Dean’s TV show (December 21, 1967).   * Lyrics Below Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Round yon Virgin, […]

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Palm Sunday Explained – What is the meaning of Palm Sunday anyway?

Palm Sunday Explained What is the meaning of Palm Sunday anyway?   *   It is customary in many churches for worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday. In parts of the world where this has historically been impractical, substitute traditions have arisen.     In Italy, palm leaves are used along with small […]

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“Growing Up Italian American” ……. In Our Own Words

“Growing Up Italian American” in Our Own Words * Growing Up Italian in our Own Words  Video below Featuring Yogi Berra, Anthony Loggia, Mike Piazza, General Odierno John Franco and Geraldine Ferraro.  By the close of the 20th century, Italian Americans had achieved education, employment and income parity with Americans in general. They had excelled […]

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Braiding Palms for Palm Sunday

Braiding Palms for Palm Sunday Video Below *   It is customary in many churches for worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday. In parts of the world where this has historically been impractical, substitute traditions have arisen.   In Italy, palm leaves are used along with small olive branches, readily available in the […]

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Italian Blue Zone – The Secret to Living Longer – TED TALK Fascinating

The Secret to Living Longer Italian Blue Zone Fascinating *     Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In this TED talk, she suggests after spending a lot of time in the Sardinian Blue Zone, that the key to living a long life is to nurture […]

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116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life

116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life * The next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, a number of health benefits may be associated with this delicious treat. Chocolate is made from […]

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The “True” Italian American Documentary – Part One – “Dispelling the Myth”

The “True” Italian American Documentary  Part One  “Dispelling the Myth”    * The culture the Italian immigrants brought with them was generally not the high Italian culture of Dante and Michelangelo, but the culture of the region or village from which they came. These individual but related cultures established the basis of contemporary Italian American culture.   A University of […]

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