I’d like to introduce you to my mom. My little 4′.9″ Sicilian, spunky mama. She is 90 years young. She could boast many accomplishments over her long life, such as being married to my handsome dad for 70 years, or dedicating her life to her family & raising four daughters. She would never tell you that… Continue reading Family Tales
"I became involved with each of the characters, especially the women…some because of their passion and emotions, and some because of their strength and perseverance."
"Papa had a great sense of humor. He kept himself busy playing little jokes on his wife so he could hear her laugh. The Catania household was boisterous, loving and giving. Laughter was no stranger in their house..." "Laughter was no stranger in their house..."
"They are a clan of dreamers, travelers, and optimists - and they all know the importance of loyalty and love."
I have a little story that I would like to share with all of our readers. It goes like this. --Geraldine D. Villalba "When I was ten years old, and this was during the depression years, my younger brother came to me with a banana. It was the only one left and he wanted to… Continue reading Bananas, Brothers & Bites
"It was a perfect day. The wind had earlier swept the sky clean of all the dirty clouds, or many of them, and now there was only a gentle breeze coming from the south. The afternoon was warm, with the sun shining through the leaves of the trees, making unique, but interesting shadows on the… Continue reading A Perfect Day
implacable adj. im·pla·ca·ble \ (ˌ)im-ˈpla-kə-bəl , -ˈplā- \ |not capable of being appeased, significantly changed, or mitigated "A Sicilian man with a tormented soul, a man not easily appeased, struggles to find happiness as he sees all of his dreams shattered, one by one." --The Implacable Sicilian A Sicilian Saga
"Without her stories over the years, I could not have written this book. She never failed to hold my interest with her tales. If still alive, she would be pleased to know that I wove her stories together, creating A Sicilian Saga." This book is based on a true story, although the names of all the… Continue reading For My Mother
Geraldine D. Villalba was born in San Francisco, California. As a teenager, she moved to the tiny hamlet of San Carlos. At the local high school in Redwood City, she met the love of her life. They have now been married for seventy years. Villalba has four daughters, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.