GREETINGS FROM THE PAST

maria Maria's Blog

Untitled

It was December 1974, I was far away from home. But as always, my grandparent’s Christmas card found its way to my mailbox, in Phoenix, Arizona. You can see their names below, Mario and Domenica.

signature

I didn’t know then that this would be the last Christmas card I would receive from them. My grandmother became ill and my grandfather, who always did the writing in his magnificent cursive, was too preoccupied with nonna’s health to think of anything else. After grandmother’s death, he totally gave up.

Every Christmas I pull out my card from my special box and I read and weep remembering our happy times together.

Buon Natale e felice anno nuovo a tutti

Merry Christmas and Happy New year to all

You May Also Like..

Memories of Christmases past

After moving into this home last Spring, I decided this was it…I’m not moving again. When I repeat this promise […]

The Italian Black Feathers

For those of you who follow my Facebook postings, you may remember a short video I posted back in September. […]

Italian Tweety

The bird in this very short video belongs to my friend Laura. Laura and I go way back. We both […]