The Italian Connection

Dear Readers, January (Gennaio) the symbolic month of fresh starts is also the month when we could use a little pick-me-up after the happy hustle of the holidays, therefore  I thought I would recycle my “Tiramisù” column.   As 2013 …

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Dear Readers, Here are a few songs for your Christmas Sing-along:   TU SCENDI DALLE STELLE 
 Tu scendi dalle stelle, O re del Cielo, E vieni in una grotta, Al freddo e al gelo; O bambino mio divino, Io ti vedo qui tremar, O …

Dear Readers, November is the month that begins with All Saints Day (Nov. 1), a feast which had its beginnings in the Christian churches of the fifth and sixth centuries where we celebrate and remember all saints canonized or not …

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Dear Readers, More April Italian connections for you:   Aviation Pioneer Francesco de Pinedo (1890-1933), who piloted the first foreign aircraft to land in the United States, saw his dream seaplane, the Santa Maria (a double-hulled Savoia-Marchetti S-55) go up in …

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Dear Readers, November Notes with an Italian Connection: Auto Aficionados were saddened by the recent loss of Martin Swig (1934-2012), “”the guy who invented automotive enthusiasm”.  Swig was the co-founder of California’s “Mille Miglia” and every year the day before departing …

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Dear Readers, More November Notes with an Italian Connection: Thanksgiving Greetings to all my Italo-American Friends and Readers. There is nothing in life finer than friendships warm and true and Thanksgiving finds me grateful for every one of you… * …

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Dear Readers, Mother’s Day is Sun-day, May 13th. Most of us little Italian American “bambini” were blessed from the start with some of the best unselfish mothers God ever created and although they may no longer be with us, let …

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Dear Readers, Looking back before looking forward in 2013, I am reminded of some great Italo-Americans I have met in the U.S.A., who have passed away but via their sons or daughters, their work continues to move forward.  In Louisiana, …

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Dear Readers, Notes and Quotes for 2013. You make the world a bit more beautiful and better because you have been in it. ***   I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I …

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Dear Readers, Francis Albert Sinatra, born December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey, may be gone but especially during December, his birthday month, the melody and memories linger on.  Following are a few clips from my “Old Blue Eyes” file …

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