"The guests sat around the tables and merriment abounded as everyone partook of the wonderful feast..." The wine flowed and so did the loosened tongues. Everyone stood up and made a toast to the newly christened child and his parents. Some of the toasts were hilarious, and loud laughter echoed for quite a distance. Surprisingly,… Continue reading The Wonderful Feast
Will you be home for Christmas? I hope so. If you can't be there physically, a phone call could bring you there. Or maybe even a video chat! With all our new technology, it is much easier to "go home" for the holidays. Maybe you can only go "home" in your memories. However you go… Continue reading Home For Christmas
Coming from a Sicilian family, many of my favorite traditions revolve around food! Can any of you relate? I have fond memories of my mother baking gingerbread men and getting to help decorate the fragrant treats and now my children look forward to doing the same. Lasagna is a Christmas Eve tradition. If you’ve never… Continue reading Lifetime of Traditions
Author Geraldine D. Villalba tells some true tid-bits about A Sicilian Saga. Take a peek! 20% off for the month of December Paperback 578 pages only $15.56 on Amazon!
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