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.