How do you begin to get in touch with your grandparent’s family back in Abruzzo? Will your new relationships with them stand the test of time? Here’s Annette’s story about not just finding her grandfather’s family in Collelongo, but keeping her relationships with her new cousins going…
It’s time to listen and hear a mash-up of the meaningful fables and prose told by one Nonna bought up to date by her grandson, retaining its original dialect with translations in English and Italian by the side
As my grandfather led me around the lanes of Fossa telling me its stories, I began to understand how important it was to acknowledge this past and how it was also a part of me
We called him Pop-Pop, not the traditional Nonno. His kind nature endeared him to the Main Line ladies and staff in an era when Italians were looked down upon as second-class citizens.
When I was a young girl, I loved visiting Salle, it was probably the only place on Earth where I could walk down the street without my mom’s firm grip on my hand
My grandfather, Luigi Carmine Guanciale left Collelongo the province of L’Aquila Italy when he was 17, and arrived in the US on March 13, 1905 my birthday
An unexpected & romantic surprise on our Abruzzo holiday was renewing our marriage vows: 100 years after my grandparents first got married here in Santo Stefano