Tag Archives: Grassi

World War II Letters

I haven’t written much lately. The pandemic and my knee surgery zapped my energy. But one thing I have been doing is scanning my father’s letters to my mother during World War II. Dad was drafted in 1942 and was … Continue reading

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Remembering Fathers

This genealogist has a father, a father-in-law, and many forefathers. How do you honor all of them? I will add a link here to read about my father, Joseph Grassi, and a link with a short story about my father-in-law, … Continue reading

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Joe Grassi’s Birthday

September 1 Dad would be celebrating his 113th birthday. He was born in New York to Vincenzo and Angela Nardelli Grassi in 1907. He was the oldest of five children, Paul, Tess, Connie, and Nick. Brother, Paul, died when he … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mom

Helen Kirksey Grassi We remember Mom today, May 19th,, the 100th anniversary of her birth. Woodrow Wilson was the president of the United States and it was the start of the time known as the “Roaring Twenties.” Barbers were discussing … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

Christmas was great. It came upon me suddenly. Vacations in November may not be a good idea since you get home and plunge into Christmas. Our family was together and a good time was had by all. We attended a … Continue reading

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From the Family History Revisited Web Page

There are many members in a family and each has a rich, wonderful history. The challenge is to locate the stories and information on the members that make up the family.  Some of the surnames I am working on are:  … Continue reading

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Another Language

Many years ago, my Aunt Connie gave me my inheritance.  It consisted of a box of letters and photographs that belonged to my grandfather, Vincenzo Grassi who was born in Palmi, Reggio D’Calabria.  He immigrated to the US in 1903.  … Continue reading

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