Saturday, December 23, 2006
You're busy, I know. But if you'd like, if you have a moment, if you want -- if you need to -- share with us that special thought of Christmas past, of that lovely person no longer with you whom you think of with bittersweet emotion and fondness every year at this time.
Pay tribute, pay homage, pay a compliment, say thank you. And know that since February, I've been honored and astounded that you've chosen to share with me so much of your lives, your struggles, your loves, and those daily triumphs that make life a blessing.
I'm thinking of my grandmother, Adina. She came to America at the turn of the last century, taught herself to read and write English, raised a family of folks who are proud of thier Italian heritage, but who count themselves fortunate to be Americans.
I have a cameo which belonged to her that looks similar to the one pictured. Dig the produce in the do? Anyway, it means a lot to me, and so does making special food for Christmas Eve and day which Nonni always made. She was a very simple woman. I miss her.
Merry Christmas, and Buon Natale, Bellas.
Encore! Felicitazione cathy, you've won Roxanne St. Claire's gifts from yesterday's Christmas and Clooney GuestBlog. Email me your snail mail address at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Encore due! Grazie mille, Rocki, for getting us in the holiday spirit. Visit again soon!
Posted by Michelle Buonfiglio at 8:19 PM