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I Am Italian (calabrian)

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    Paternal Heritage

    My dad was 15 when he left Italy, and travelled on a ship to Australia.  He turned 16 and was not with his family. He arrived here, and stayed with an Australian family, who taught him to speak English. His family arrive some years later. He is and was a hard working man...
    rya rya 46-50 1 Response Sep 13, 2008

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    My great-grandmother migrated from the

    farm/village life of Southern Italy to the city/suburb life in New York through Ellis Island in 1922. She didn't know a word of English, only broken Italian. She made it through to New York by claiming she forgot her glasses--luckily there was a bilingual young man nearby to...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 20, 2014

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    Italian And Proud. Or Is That " Italian American "? Lol

    My grandfather and Mother came from Venice, My grandfather was one of the last peddlers in Mississippi. He was 98 when he died. He was 16 when he came from Venice, the ship he came here on was sunk 3 months after he arrived in the USA, by a U boat. I have all his papers here...
    romantch65 romantch65 56-60, M Jul 11, 2012

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    Bottom Of The Boot

    I am a little more than 25% Italian!!!But I look very It. my father is 1/2 and my grandmother on my fathers side came here right before she had him.I've been to Italy a few times and I loved it. It food esp. Southern It. cusine is awesome..It's so varied and romantic....I...
    TruthHurtsDontIt TruthHurtsDontIt 22-25 1 Response Sep 28, 2010

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    I Love Being Italian

     My family is from Calabria and Napoli, the more southern part of italy. I am very proud of my heritage and have been raised to incorporate numerous italian traditions, language, and "ways of life" into my everyday American lifestyle. This is actualy extremely difficult to...
    BEXX07 BEXX07 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 4, 2010

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    I'm Only Half Italian!!!

    i am only half italian...my other half is egyptain...i am not calabrian but on my italian side i and 3/4's nablidan and 1/4 sicilian...out of both my nationalities, i have picked up the "italian lifestyle" as well as traditions. Growing up i have been exposed to this...
    illburdistraction illburdistraction 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2007

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    My Mother Is Italian-american (of Calabrese Descent)

    My mother's grandparents emigrated to the United States from Calabria in the early twentieth century. Her maternal grandfather was sent on a boat as small child to the US without being accompanied by parents, and we unfortunately don't know much about his history. My mother...
    lauren71 lauren71 41-45, F Mar 19, 2013

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    Italian And Greek

    I am actually (and correct me if im wrong on the spelling) celebrese and Brutese Italian..and Greek...My mother is Italian and my father is Greek..I wish to learn more bout my heretiges but i come from a broken family and have pretty much raised myself..i live with my aunt and...
    GreekItalianQT GreekItalianQT 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2011

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    I'll Make You a Drink You Can't Refuse

    my father is scotch and my mom italian........
    Tumblindice Tumblindice 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    Not necessarily easy for us (my family) to admit the truth about our heritage. My mom recently discovered that she was in fact half Italian (calabrian, actually). Lots of family...
    PrincessOfPisces PrincessOfPisces 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Ciao Tutti!!!! From Milano, anyone else italian here? or speak italian? i want to make friends :)
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I am looking for good easy listening Italian Music. Something like the french singer Carla Bruni, but in Italian. Do somebody have a composer or intetpreter to suggest? Thank you.
    LifeDriven LifeDriven 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    I love being Italian! I think that we are very loving lol
    missvictoria0708 missvictoria0708 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Yes I'm brown but I'm still 1/4 italian:) And very proud!
    gpaige27 gpaige27 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    I like all types of pasta , I like fried dough , pizza , anything that's Italian food I like it.
    Yafavnextdoor Yafavnextdoor 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    My friend is Italian and will never shut up about it. Pasta swag overload XDDD
    queenettejeanette queenettejeanette 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    people always think I'm Hispanic or mixed lol but I'm italian so I don't know
    bonyknees bonyknees 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Should be fun :) finally learning the beautiful language
    TheUrge21 TheUrge21 18-21, M Mar 4

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    My dad lived in Italy he was born there he then moved to Germany met my mom they got married and moved to America I was born here in Florida
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 5

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    Pasta. Ravioli, lasagna, alfredo, fettuccine, spaghetti, pizza, etc. Whenever I go to a restaurant, the first thing I look for to order is pasta. I just love the taste and texture...
    pikaajoy pikaajoy 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 13

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    I gotta admit, im obsessed with men. I got a new boyfriend, it only lasts for 4 days and got another one. Especially Italian, Mexican and Australian men.
    Annaambrose Annaambrose 16-17 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I love to cook and I'm always on the look-out for new and exciting recipes. My personal specialty is chicken and sausage jambalaya, Cajun style without tomatoes, although I...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 41 mins ago

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    2/365 La dolce vita, Federico Fellini To be and to get relieved by the gloom of the previous film, a mammoth experience which shot the Italian maestro into superstardom. Very...
    Demosteen Demosteen 36-40, M 28 mins ago

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    The Italian Funeral A Jewish man was leaving a convenience store with his espresso when he noticed a most unusual Italian funeral procession approaching the nearby cemetery. A...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    Glimpses from My Travel Journal September 17, 2006 Today was my best day yet in Roma! It was absolutely POURING rain today! After the jetlag finally wore off, I was finally able...
    Meowsolini Meowsolini 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    It was she that came to me…In a dream I wish so often to be a reality….I came home to find she had beaten me home from a long day’s work.Exiting my car...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    An Italian, an Irishman and a Chinese fellow are hired at a construction site. The manager points out a huge pile of sand and says to the Italian, "You're in charge of sweeping...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    "Do you think it's worth rescuing these people from the Sicilian strait?" These were the words of an old man, seated on a bench in front of the fountain at Piazza Navona, just as...
    neeia neeia 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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    Amanda Knox is in the news again today.The Top Italian Court is reviewing her conviction again and if she is again found guilty she faces extradition back to Italy to be imprisoned...
    snowgirl24 snowgirl24 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Caesar's In the fog it sat on the corner like a stubborn old Italian man disgusted by what has happened to the neighborhood. How could we resist? Out of the suffused daylight of...
    Meowsolini Meowsolini 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I recall coming ashore in Beirut. Everyone was shooting at someone. Hezbollah, Christians Israelis and of Course the New Jersey tossing 2 ton 16 inch rounds into the Shute...
    ImHungry2 ImHungry2 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 6

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    I'm bored so... 01.Country of Residence: Brazil 02.Birthday: 20th of February of 1997 03.Height: Aprox. 1,87m(6'3'') 04.Weight: Aprox. 55kg(120lbs) 05.Eye Color:Looks Blue but is...
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 13

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    1. What is your favorite candle sent? • Some sort of berry 2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? • Drew Barrymore 3. What male celebrity do you wish was...
    endmypainn endmypainn 13-15, F 5 days ago

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    Everyone of yall should know that "What are you?" question. I'm mixed with so many things I hate telling people. I always say I'm either white or asian or Eurasian. When ppl first...
    Livcoxox Livcoxox 18-21, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    1. My name ia Louisa (: 2. I'm 22 years old 3. I live in Houston, Texas 4. I am a Scorpio 5. I am very skiptical, i like researching about random stuff 6. I am Hispanic 7. I am...
    Luisa246 Luisa246 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    1) I love video games 2) I have type 1 diabetes (born with it) 3) I love music 4) I love babies 5) I love wrestling 6) My favorite food groups are Chinese, Italian, and...
    KayKay90210 KayKay90210 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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    Living deep into the country part of my state, we have nothing at all around us but farm land and swamps. Much more farm animal than humans that live in the parish. Horses being...
    CowboysAndAngels CowboysAndAngels 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Fun facts: - Not all of us are Muslim. I am from Lebanon and religions there are heavily diverse from Christians to Druze to Buddhis and even Jews and we all get along just fine...
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    No offense to other cultures. But I live in Florida so explain to me when my cable is messing up and I call customer support I have to talk to a Indian or an Italian guy or Spanish...
    LipsOfAnAngel89 LipsOfAnAngel89 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 2

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    Throughout the nearly twenty years that she has been married to my brother, this woman has sought only to try making me feel less than. The subject of my lesser status hasn't...
    ultrasquirrel ultrasquirrel 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    Eight o clock dark Italian roast is amazing
    Sexytexan18 Sexytexan18 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 3

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    Facel Vega HK500 (1959-1962). Post-war France has never been that interested in the idea of a 'supercar', and compared to its Italian and German rivals the HK500 fell short in a...
    supersnipe supersnipe 56-60, M Mar 3

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