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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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Zeppole

Zeppole Frank’s Thoughts on Growin’ Up Italian Two Zeppole recipes included below * The word does something to me. I have such wonderful memories of Zeppole.    Both grandmothers would make them for special occasions.  OMG, they are addictive.  You only need a few ingredients to make a beautiful batch. Flour, baking powder, salt, ricotta […]

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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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The Wooden Spoon – Frank’s Thought “Growin’ Up Italian”

The Wooden Spoon  Frank’s Thought “Growin’ Up Italian”   * The Wooden Spoon       BELOW: Watch this episode of Frank’s Thought about “Growin’ Up Italian” featuring The Wooden Spoon    Is there anything more iconic in Italian families than the wooden spoon? We have some that are probably a hundred years old. They […]

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Do you remember the Outhouse?

Do you remember the Outhouse? * Do you remember The Outhouse? Everyone had an Outhouse back in the day. It was the outdoor toilet that the old people used to refer to as the “Backahousa” in Broken English? So when adult children returned to visit their parents homeland they actually thought that the slang word for […]

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The Everybody Loves Italian Positive Initiative forever Celebrating Life, Love and the Italian Experience.

The Everybody Loves Italian Positive Initiative forever Celebrating Life, Love and the Italian Experience. Everybody Loves Italian·Monday, April 6, 2020 Be an Everybody Loves Italian Supporter The Everybody Loves Italian Positive Initiative forever Celebrating Life, Love and the Italian Experience. The Everybody Loves Italian Positive Initiative was originally created to bring together those impassioned people […]

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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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Bury Saint Joseph to Sell Your House – Very Funny

Bury Saint Joseph To Sell Your House Very Funny * Have you ever heard of burying  St. Joseph  to help sell your house?     All my life I have heard people tell me to bury a St. Joseph’s statue to help sell my house. And even to this day people swear by it. Are […]

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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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