Sunday, December 30, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Nativity scenes are as popular as Christmas trees in homes, especially with the older generation. I think Christmas trees are something that has come about in the last 25-30 years. My neighbor puts hers together every year and each year it looks a little different.
Here is mine that I had made into a card a couple years ago. It hasn't changed much but I will work on this.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Every year the Comune Di Oliveri sends out invites for a Christmas dinner to the senior citizen residents. So, we got ours and if you are over female over 55 or a male over 60 you may be invited. The event is a social get together as well as a dinner. There is usually music for listening and dancing and a small gift for each participant. It will take place at a local restaurant on the Sunday before Christmas.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Jessica the first granddaughter!
Jessica the writer!
Jessica the musician!
Jessica the animal lover!
Jessica the pickle eater!
Jessica the girl with the multi colored hair!
Jessica who looks like her Mom!
Jessica who looks like her Dad!
Jessica who looks like her grandmothers!
Jessica who is herself!
Happy Birthday ...Jessica!
Love, from your other Grandmother!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Work has started on the set for the live Nativity Scene that will take place on December 20. This is a yearly event put on by the folks that run and those that live in the Villa Gaia, a rehabilitation residence. In years past it was set up on a thru street but property has been allocated for this event this year.
I hope to take photos after the 20th to show the finished village and the live scene.
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Another birthday in the family. Today is son Christopher's birthday. He is a son, husband, father, brother, stepson, uncle, nephew, brother in law and an all around great guy. I imagine he has lots of folks to wish him a Happy Birthday!
Many more birthdays to you.
Monday, December 3, 2007
All it took was going thru steps and up the steps to gather documents and then bring them to the Questura to renew my SOGGIORNO certificate. We had an appointment at 9AM and finished by 9.30AM with temporary document in hand. This one will be for an indefinite period. So, I don't think I shall be visiting this office for awhile. The clerk suggested I apply for dual citizenship. I have been thinking about this and I may just proceed with the process as soon as I get the permanent document of SOGGIORNO in my hands. It will be another round of securing documents and forms. Everyone was professional and treated me with respect and calm. I have heard horror stories about these offices but thus far, I haven't had a bad experience.