"Gino Catania leaned over the Archimedes, and watched the beautiful, warm sunny land of Napoli disappear as the ship slowly left the dock..." (Not my photo; taken from Google copyright free images)
"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."
"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
A big christening party for the new baby was planned for the coming October, after the prunes and apricots were dehydrated. Once the fruit was in the dehydrator, all the fruit farmers relaxed and thought that after working hard for so many months, it was time have fun. "The baptismal affair was a good excuse… Continue reading Family Reunion
"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
Don’t mess with me or mine. This is the unspoken code of the Sicilian people. The small island is beautiful but filled with suffering, brutality, and oppression. The only way for people to get through their lives is to excise any weakness and make a show of strength. This mind-set is why Gino Catania knows he… Continue reading Don’t Mess With Me or Mine