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
A tavola non si invecchia! At the table with good friends & family you do not become old!
"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
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.