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.

2 comments:

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...