Today, I am grateful ~
1/ For, as my friend CW tells her British boyfriend, my "freedom from tyranny."
2/ That in the last century, the woman to the left here - my great great grandmother - let her three sons and daughter move to America from Italy. Thank you, Angela Maria!
3/ That I've had more opportunities than Angela Maria or any of my ancestors could have ever dreamed.
Dear Great Great Grandma Catino, your great great granddaughter is an American. She went to college and to law school and lived in NYC and Chicago. And, she's spent more than one 4th of July drinking beer in a bikini. What a country!!!!
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