Glad you all like the pics. There are more of NYC that I can upload as soon as I can scan. I wondered about posting here because most are of Italy, (which I love to see because of my grandparents home country that is beautiful) but this is our culture.
I have some of Auburn and our parish and want to tell what it was like growing up Italian-American here. Different from large cities and rural areas which I would like to hear about, as well as other countries, like Canada and Scotland, South America...I wonder if any Italians are in Africa or Australia or other places.
Here there were not enough Italians to have more than one parish, so I wonder if they compromised on St. Francis instead of choosing a patron saint of a certain town. They all worked together and I did not know there were different Italians when I was young.
Of course, every ethnic group has it's own parish, so that means lots of bazaars and lots of different food.
I sent e-mail to friends to find out where Caruso's was; one answered but she is busy with an art show. In one picture you can see an oriental lady walking by, so I might have been down pretty far towards Canal. Even the outdoor displays on Canal probably aren't there anymore. Hard to believe that it is 27 years ago. A lot is gone now: CBGB, the stables in Central Park, Mama Leones. Sad.
I guess you would like to see more NYC pics, Simy, and I have seen the ones of your beaitiful town. We have a township called Italy at the southern tip of Cananandaigua Lake west of Keuka Lake, in the middle of the wine district. There's even an Italy village, Italy Hill, and East and West Italy. To the west of that is the township of Naples, with the village of Naples connected to Italy with Italy Hill Road and Turnpike. Bet there are a lot of Italians around there.
This in Central Park at the Alice In Wonderland statue; my friend Rich is on the left.
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