Meet Our New “Sweet Side” of the Family!
So, We gotta be cousins . . . Right? Right! He’s a Martocci(a). I’m a Martocci. He’s from Laurenzana, my Grandparents are from Laurenzana. He’s a professor, I’m a . . . well, I know how to profess . . . close enough! What else do you need to know!
To Antonio’s House
AND His Front Door!
With Antonio, his wife, Philomena and daughter Anna
Getting to Know You
The Martoccias couldn’t have been more hospitable. They were warm and kind . . .we were treated like famiglia. We spent several hours there. They showed us family pictures (they have two sons as well). We also learned about the area Patron Saint —-
The Blessed Egidio of Laurenzana. They make a delicious cookie in his honor. Dunk it in your espresso!!
Delicious Espresso and Cookies were served.
These were not the cookies that were served . . . We ate so fast, we didn’t have time to take a picture!
The Get-Away Car!
This is Antonio’s 1954 Fiat, that his father gave him. Apparently the Italian circus has expressed a desire to purchase the vehicle.
We said our thank yous and goodbyes. We exchanged phone numbers and agreed to stay in touch.
I know I’m quite happy to have a cousin Tony, and my kids and nieces have an Uncle Tony, I repeat . . . Uncle Tony! Lets have a sausage to celebrate . . . Maron!
On the other hand, I’m not so sure that Cousin Tony and his family are that thrilled to have a Cousin Kevin. It doesn’t quite have the same ring to it.
Watch the video below of Antonio’s son, Vincenzo calling his brother Conedisio to see what I mean!
The End (of this post)
not THE END!