Grandma Mastropaolo was the eldest of five daughters—the only daughter who was born in a starving Sicilian village. In 1906, she and her mother traveled in steerage to meet her father on the other side of the world. Perhaps this gave her the authority to tell her mother’s tales and recount her stories as absolute.… Continue reading The Bread Story
There are many Sunfish Stories in my repertoire. One of the best is one of the earliest.
My school career began back in the autumn of 1963. The First Day of Kindergarten was going to be the first time I would leave the security of my home and family all by myself. I do not remember being anxious. Throughout the summer my parents, aunts, uncles and grandmother exclaimed that I was the… Continue reading First Day of Kindergarten