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The Babe (#48008947)
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Bio Photo My profile pic is me Being swung by my mom's mom and dad in 1965.

I know it is important and vital to record accurately the historical aspects of a persons life, including their final resting place. This, my father inspired me to do as a kid, when he would take me with him to visit family graves. He would tidy them up, like,, actually cut the grass. I remember the cemetary where his father was sometimes was overgrown. I liked to clean up those graves with him and those memories are deeply a part of me.

My X's are from NW Florida. Through FAG and I have been able to see the final resting places of many, many of my mom's side ancestors, going back to early 1800's. Americans of Scottish, Irish, Cherokee, Creek, English, French descent, migrating from New York and Carolinas to Georgia and Alabama, all eventually making their way to NW FL.

My Y's are from Roccabascerana, in the Province of Avellino, Campania, Italy, about 30 miles east of Naples. There is a large residence called "Case (House of) Ragucci" within Avellino. House of Ragucci. My grandparent's immigration states Roccabascerana as origin.

My Aunt, my mom's sister, who I never met, Margaret Ann Williamson, who died before I was born, but I feel a connection to her

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EmilyAnn Frances May
RE: Thank you for the memories
Mario, we still follow that custom in my family. We go to an Italian bakery and bring pastries or cookies when visiting during a holiday or special occasion. I like this very much. It shows thoughtfulness.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Apr 12, 2015 10:19 AM
Lister Wade Walker
Thank you for your token that you have left for Lister Wade Walker, I do appreciate it.

Added by Dawn on Apr 12, 2015 9:25 AM
EmilyAnn Frances May
RE: Yes I remember the Easter Pies
In all honesty Mario, the home made wheat pies are far superior. Even one that turns out "mezza-mezza" (so-so) beats the store bought one.

The same goes for struffoli (the little honey balls) so loved at Italian-American dinners during Christmas.

And don't get me started on the home made liqueurs. Grandma Josie had a paesana who made my parents a bottle of Strega as a wedding present. As a child my Mom used it as a medicine, too. If I had a cold I got a tablespoonful. It warmed me up and knocked me out. The bottle was a work of art inside. The paesana had put rock crystal candy as a sweetener and a slender piece of some branch or stalk from an herb that lended a flavor to the Strega. In the golden liquid those rock candies and branch looked like a magical tree.

Will we ever have people like this again? Hard working, humble, strong and creative, too.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Apr 06, 2015 3:52 PM
EmilyAnn Frances May
RE: Congratulations during this
Yes, Mario the snow is all gone. It's still chilly here in Bay Ridge. We're close to the Narrows, that's why. Now we have Spring rains. Little by little the flowers are blooming. If I could I'd send you an old fashioned Italian wheat pie from Brooklyn. Not as wonderful as Grandma Josie's but the bakeries here do a farily good job with it.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Apr 06, 2015 5:15 AM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
Hugs and Blessings, Mario...have a great week! RCP and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Apr 06, 2015 12:29 AM
Amy Wolfe
I love the beautiful token MARIo. thank you so much!!!
Added by Amy Wolfe on Apr 03, 2015 2:09 PM
EmilyAnn Frances May
Bright Spring, New Beginnings!
Happy Easter to you and yours, Mario.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Apr 02, 2015 11:00 AM
* My Sister Dot's Birthday *
Stopping by to say thanks for the lovely remembrance for my Sister Dorothy, on her Birthday Sunday, March 29th. It deeply touched my heart & means the world to me that you wished her a heavenly day.

Warm wishes for a great day & upcoming Easter.

AN AFTERTHOUGHT: I will be back at a later day to flower your memorials, with my condolences.
Added by purple-lady on Mar 31, 2015 8:14 AM
EmilyAnn Frances May
RE: EmilyAnn, I had to change name
Hello Mario and what a good tribute to honor your Aunt Margaret. I've checked my Friends list. You're still there.

Palm Sunday was peaceful and quiet. I went out to feed all the little sparrows just like Mom would. I saw some Cardinals, too. She's with me still.

Work is so busy. It was a real blessing to take a nap after early mass.

Stay well.
Added by EmilyAnn Frances May on Mar 29, 2015 4:17 PM
Rhonda C. Poynter & Friends
Hi! =)
Dear Mario,
We always have you in our thoughts even though I am absent from FGrave pretty much right now. Sending you lots of Easter Blessings and Love, and better update asap...hugs, RCP and Gannon Blue
Added by Rhonda C. Poynter & Frien... on Mar 28, 2015 5:18 PM
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