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I Am Sicilian

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    I Don'T Like My Heritage

    my mother was born in mt etna, she immigrated here, when she was 12, my grandmother died on the boat over, she had 13 brothers and sisters, half here, half back home. my uncle started a very successful fruit market, in the late 70's based off my papa's produce truck, he made a...
    tonesofhome tonesofhome 26-30, F Jun 15, 2013

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    Born In The USA

    All my grandparents came here from Sicily. Sciaca, Taormina, and Isole Salina. My dad brought us up as if we still lived there. I'm glad, I think we had a close family...
    Easybiff Easybiff 66-70, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2013

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    Sicilian

    well i was born in palermo and moved to the states when i was about 10. i moved around alot in the states but ended up living in suburb of chicago the most.  i visited sicily almost every year when i had the chance. but work and other things kept me from going back at times...
    Enzo81 Enzo81 26-30 6 Responses Jun 7, 2009

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    Anger ...hurt.....

    I am new here.... Nice to meet you. My parents were born there. I am at work now but i wanted to ask if any of you all have trouble letting go of hurt feelings? Is respect very very important to yOu? I will add more later... I gotta get back to work... Ciao for now...
    emilystrange66 emilystrange66 46-50 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    Portopalo Was Where I Was Born, But From 9 We Lived In Giarratana

    Great life. Beautiful place. I am Sicilian and I'm so happy to be one!
    SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven SicilyIsMyIdeaOfHeaven 31-35, F May 5, 2013

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    My father was half Italian and half Greek...... he was not an easy man....we had a pretty hard life with him. He spoke both the languages, (his Father was Italian and his Mother...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Jul 15

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    Mmmmm, yes! Especially, iced coffee. There is a little Italian coffee shop in my neighborhood. The old men are off the boat Sicilians and their coffee is absolutely heavenly. I...
    xoHrabina xoHrabina 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 10

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