Tag Archives: being Italian

New Deli

My friend who owns a gourmet shop gave me upon request, a modest slice of grilled eggplant that, after eating it, made me look like a pylon who swallowed a rat, the button to my jeans popping after telling me, … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…June 25

I’m in my friend’s gourmet store. He’s ordered pizza for his whole staff. A masked woman comes in, her Louis Vuitton opened with a Yorkie, that could fit in your purse, peeking out. She lowers her mask and sniffs the … Continue reading

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I’m No Rat

Compassion comes in all forms. 🙂 Continue reading

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What Did You Eat?

This is a question I ask often.  Must be the Italian in me loving to hear what people have for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can learn a lot about a person knowing what they eat. Tito the doorman: chicken … Continue reading

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An Italian Bedtime Story

An old Italian gentleman lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in … Continue reading

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Love Italian Style – 1958

I grew up on the second floor of a two-family house, while my Italian grandparents occupied the first. I’ve written a lot about my grandfather who was the love of my life, but my grandmother stays tucked in the shadows … Continue reading

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Go Where It’s Warm

My grandfather would always say, “Andare a sedersi al sole Susanina,” that in Italian means, go sit in the sun Susannah. In Tuscany, where he hailed, the sun was a remedy for all ills, so it didn’t much matter what … Continue reading

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226 Church Hill Road

It’s funny how scent evokes memory. This morning as I entered the park I got a massive whiff of freshly cut grass.  When I gazed in the distance Dog Hill was being mowed in perfectly even sections. Made me think … Continue reading

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Temper Temper

One of my big lessons in life is to count to ten before I respond. This is so I don’t take someone’s head off with that baguette I’m famous for carrying. Another trick I’ve learned is to call someone first … Continue reading

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