Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Where We're From , III: Sicily/Milwaukee

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Rosaria De Nicola (1900-1996), my father's mother, born in Sicily.
Here she is in Milwaukee with the first 3 of her 10 children: Marianna, Carmella, and Michael (I knew them as Auntie Mary, Auntie Ella, and Uncle Mike), about 1925.

We called her Ama. When I look at this picture, I regret I never asked her to teach me her needle arts.
Her family were tailors. Her husband, my grandfather Vincenzo, was a shoemaker.

I've already posted her recipes for two kinds of biscotti: SOS cookies (almond and butter) and tu-tu cookies (chocolate and spice.

Here she is in her fifties.


momo said...

It is so wonderful that you have pictures of them, and knew them, and know their names.

fresca said...

Yes, I agree--I am thrilled that I have this family history, expecially now that there are not many members of the immediate family left.
How quickly these links and history get lost...