After the long, difficult Winter of 2017, let us await the return of sunshine, warm days, blossoming flowers and exhuberant birdsong with a spirit of hopeful anticipation. Welcome to Spring 2018!
The Echoing Green
by William Blake
The sun does arise,
And make happy the skies.
The merry bells ring
To welcome the Spring.
The sky-lark and thrush,
The birds of the bush,
Sing louder around,
To the bells’ cheerful sound.
While our sports shall be seen
On the Ecchoing Green.
(excerpted from complete poem at PoetryFoundation.com)
Memorial Corrections made 2017-2018
For all FindAGrave and Ancestry researchers of the Torregrossa and Flashenberg families...
Caterina Torregrossa, wife of Francesco Torregrossa, has had her maiden name corrected at her memorial and at the Torregrossa and Serrapede Research Family Tree on Ancestry. Due to mistakes in my interpretation of the handwriting on the vital records of her children, I mistook Caterina's maiden name for Gioccimo. Thanks to the keen eye and research abilities of Caterina's niece, Betty Ann Torregrossa Falletta, the error was found. Having obtained Caterina's death certificate at long last, we confirm her maiden name as GIACONE and have added her parents' names to the tree and memorial. There is no such surname as Gioccimo in the Torregrossa line and I apologize for the errors proliferating due to copying beyond my control.
Flashenberg and Rosenbaum families: Some of the ancestors in each line that were previously listed at the memorials have been removed pending further research.