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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  By the close of the 20th century, Italian Americans had achieved education, employment and income parity with Americans in general. They had excelled in all fields of endeavor, and had made substantial contributions in virtually all areas of American […]

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Perry Como – Easter Parade

Perry Como Easter Parade * I love this rendition of “Easter Parade” by Perry Como. He has such a gentle voice that is perfect for the memories that surround this Irving Berlin song.       “Easter Parade” is a popular song, written by Irving Berlin and published in 1933. Berlin originally wrote the melody in 1917, under the title […]

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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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Annette Funicello Do you remember these episodes?

Annette Funicello Do you remember these episodes?   *   Walt Disney Presents: Annette is a television serial that ran on The Mickey Mouse Club during the show’s third season (1957–1958).  It starred Annette Funicello as Annette McCleod (pronounced mik-clowd), a poor, orphaned country girl who moves into town with her upper-class Uncle Archie and Aunt Lila. The serial also starred Richard Deacon as […]

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Annette Funicello – Disney Family Album

Annette Funicello Disney Family Album *   Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to […]

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Italian NUN – On “The Voice” in Italy – PRICELESS REACTIONS

Italian NUN  On “The Voice” in Italy  PRICELESS REACTIONS *   Sister Cristina Scuccia (also known as Suor Cristina, Italian for “Sister Christina”) is an Italian Ursuline nun who won the 2014 season of The Voice of Italy as part of Team J-Ax, resulting in a record deal with Universal. In 2013, she won a Christian music competition as part of the Good News Festival.     In […]

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Little Italian Girl asking for a Pepsi – Adorable – Never gets old

Little Italian Girl asking for a Pepsi Adorable Never gets old – Capisci…? * Remember this cute commercial? The little Italian Girl along with her grandfather go to a restaurant and asks for a Pepsi. The guy behind the bar gives her a Coke instead. Next thing you know the voice of Don Corleone comes […]

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