Sunday, November 29, 2009
I have had a lot of fun going though old family photos. This particular photo is from Follansbee, West Virginia. Up front are Mary Ann Ciccolella and Pauline Ciccolella. In the back: Maria "Gigi" Ciccolella and Mike Ciccolella. They are the children of John Ciccolella and Christina Lamonica Ciccolella. I am not sure what year this if from, maybe 1955? The photo was taken off of Virginia Avenue.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
It has been a while since I have posted anything. I am still in the process of updating our family history. This past June, 2009 my mother Maria "Gigi" Bennett died in her home in Fairmont, West Virgina. I was in Italy at the time with my son. We were able to have a great memorial for her back in Weirton. I hope I can honor her and the rest of my family who have pasted away. Family is important and should always be honored and never forgotten. So, here's to all the great mom's out there - may Gold bless you.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I am preparing to travel to Italy this summer and as I think about our family I get excited about the prospects of discovering more about our families. I will be spending the day in Forenza, Italy, home of the Lamonaca side of the family and also in Pettorano sul Gizio, the Ciccolella side. If any family members would like me to search for anything special, please let me know.