I love this story written by Dr. Ed Iannuccilli. It captures what it feels like to be an Italian American on Thanksgiving. It most likely speaks to all of us who have relatives that came here in search of something better and are so very thankful for what they have received.
Today I am home with my daughter, she is sick, and my husband is making the annual trek to Prudence Island to be with his family. My very caring parents-in-law offered to stay with Julia so I could go, but I can’t have a good time anywhere if I know she is home sweating out a fever.
I am thankful that I have two sets of family traditions- the Testa/Fiore’s and the Mitchell/Naughton’s. Both sets of families are full of laughter and love, along with the usual ‘unfun’ and difficult times that we all face. But I wouldn’t chose to be part of any different families. I am home with both.
Jeremy please be sure to bring us back some turkey. Mom, save me a little stuffing.
Love to All
- My Mouth is Watering – Thanksgiving Italian Style (pattytmitchell.com)
- Thanksgiving Greetings… (katyupperman.com)
- Reading the Voices of Rhode Island’s Italian Americans (pattytmitchell.com)
- The Little Things . . . And the Big Things, Too (icedteawithlemon.wordpress.com)
- I am Thankful (ssimplyme.com)
- 10 Thanksgiving Facts You Probably Didn’t Know (mix1051.cbslocal.com)