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    I am half Sicilian. I would like to know

    if my grandparents left other relatives there when they came to America.
    mynameis12345 mynameis12345 51-55, F Aug 25

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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 Dec 3, 2014

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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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    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 31-35, F Jun 15, 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'm not, but my paternal great grandfather,

    Francesco Chirelesion was. He came here in 1897, through Ellis island, with nothing but the clothes on his back. A few generations later, a legend was born.
    BlotOutTheSun BlotOutTheSun 22-25, M Jun 26

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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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    I was actually told to leave a restaurant

    and not to return when the Italian owners found out I was Sicilian. I thought I offended him but he was telling me to leave BECAUSE I was Sicilian. My grandpa told me Italians and Sicilians didn't get along but I didn't think I would experience it first hand!
    Schizotistic Schizotistic 22-25, M Jul 6

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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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