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I Am Italian (calabrian)

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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 2 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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'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 21-25, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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