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I Am Sicilian

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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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    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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    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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    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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    All four of my grandparents

    and both patents are from Siragussa (Syracuse) Sicily. I was born here, but traveled back and fourth to work on the sansovino vignetti, vinards and visit my family. My Grandparents were VERY Sicilian, and did not like being called "Italian". They raises me speaking Sicianu...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3

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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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    Having 2 Sicilian Immigrant grandmothers, 5 Aunts 4 great Aunts, i was in the kitchen at a very early age, by the time i was 13 i could make almost any regional classic Sicilian or...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 5

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    I have a small circle: my daughter, my sisters, and a few close friends. For them, ill do anything, and I mean, ANYTHING. i would kill, lie, cheat, steal, cover up, give my last...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 4

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    Sicily, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Morroco, France, Malta, Greece, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Dubai, Bahrain, Abu dabi, Somalia, Sierra Leon, Mexico, Australia, the Philippines...
    AntonioV AntonioV 46-50, M 6 Responses Dec 5

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