Basilicata – Southern Italy

Basilicata – Southern Italy  A portion of my family emigrated to America from a little town named Pietraroia in the Basilicata Region of Italy.   Basilicata (also known as Lucania) is a region in the south of Italy.  It boarders Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south.  […]

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Frank Granieri – “Let’s Have Coffee” Saint Valentines Day Sing Along – Lyrics & Videos

Summer Wind (Song #1) The summer wind came blowin’ in from across the sea It lingered there, to touch your hair and walk with me All summer long we sang a song and then we strolled that golden sand Two sweethearts and the summer wind Like painted kites, those days and nights they went flyin’ […]

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Frank Granieri – “Egg’s in a Nest” Frank’s Thought Growin’ Up Italian

Eggs in a Nest Magical Way to Enjoy Eggs Remember Moonstruck when Rose was making eggs for Loretta? Eggs in a piece of toast with a hole in it.  This is our favorite way to serve eggs especially for the grandchildren. Just seems special. I remember my Mom making our breakfast this way long ago. […]

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Lady Gaga – Super Bowl 2017

Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime Show 2017 Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta This performance was nothing short of spectacular. She has won me over as a performer. Starting with her time with Tony Bennett, then the Sinatra tribute followed by the special she did about the Sound of Music. This woman is nothing short of spectacular. […]

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Frank Granieri – Frank’s Thought – We wassa’ better offa’ …

Frank Granieri We wassa’ better offa’ When we wassa’ worse offa’ * Remember back in the day when families were close? Big celebrations…. Weddings, Christenings, family visits during the holidays, Sunday dinners at Grandmom’s…. Remember? Well if makes me wonder .. In this video below I describe a memory of mine. It was a conversation […]

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“Celebrate” Australia Day today January 26th

January 26 Australia Day Celebration Video We have many Friends and Family members in Australia. Descendants of Italian immigrants that have made this wonderful country their home. So in their honor and in solidarity with all the lovely people from down under we too celebrate Australia Day. Australia Day is the official National Day of Australia. […]

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World War II – Sam Mastrogiacomo – Tail Gunner

Sam Mastrogiacomo Tail Gunner – World War II Sam is in his 97th year this year. Talk about an inspiration… This is one you’ll remember. Another one of the Greatest Generation.  Sam Mastrogiacomo, a veteran of the 445th Bomb Group, was a tail gunner who took part in the Gotha Mission, which at 2 hours […]

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DiBruno Bros. – Italian Specialties shipped direct to you

Di Bruno Brothers True Italian Specialties  Shipped Direct to your Door There’s nothing like sharing an amazing meal around the table with the people you love–and of course, the food you Adore! Think of all the “you gotta try that” and the “WOW, what is that?” and even the “no way, I’m not trying that” […]

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Casting Call – New Steven Spielberg “Italian” Film

New Steven Spielberg Film The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara Casting Call “Looking for a Fresh Face  For the Lead” Steven Spielberg has found his next film. The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara, an adaptation of the the book by Pulitzer Prize-winner David Kertzer . Production will begin in early 2017 for release in the fourth quarter […]

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Celebrate the Love of Sewing

Love of Sewing September is the month of the year when people officially celebrate sewing but in my mind we should celebrate this beautiful practice every day of the year. Just thought I would bring it up today. It makes me think of my mother and my wife. They both love/d to sew.  Same thing […]

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