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Summers at Mini and Papa’s Virginia Farm

Memory is a funny thing. We can forget what we did last weekend, but we can remember with sparkling clarity a conversation from 40 years ago. Some events, and some places, just seem to have a grip on us, rooted in our minds forever. That’s what my grandparents’ farm in rural Virginia is ...

Happy in the New World

Reprinted courtesy of the Thousand Oaks News Chronicle.Ursula Riccio was a 14-year-old girl from Austria who had only a trunk of clothes and "one coin" when she went through Ellis Island, alone, on her way to Connecticut."It was a big building full of people," she recalled in an Austrian ...

A Joyful Family Reunion

About 1912, my father, Joe Miceli, left Sicily, Italy, and came with his mother and a younger brother, Sam, to New York City. The young men had been working in a sulfur mine-a filthy, dangerous place to work."When I was about 6 years of age," he later told me, "your mother, Mary, who was my ...

Corn and Black Bean Salad Recipe

Whether the occasion is a holiday gathering, a garden party or one of life’s unexpected events, food is the common denominator in the South. Bless Your Heart (Thomas Nelson, 2010) by lifelong Southerners Patsy Caldwell and Amy Lyles Wilson presents Southern cooking at its best and truest with ...

Memories of Summer Fun: Family Reunion Was Enjoyable for All

Back in the late 1920s and ’30s, my father’s family would get together the second Sunday in August at Dunn’s Bridge in northwestern Indiana for a family reunion. Part of the bridge is rumored to have been constructed with salvaged steel from the Ferris wheel in the Chicago World’s Fair ...

Memories of Summer Fun

Summers are a time to kick back, relax and have fun. Memorable summer adventures may include family reunions, summer vacations or great summer jobs. Whether biting into a ripe, juicy peach or swimming in a clear, cool lake, summer always stirs up memories of color, life and adventure.We asked ...

Depression Era Family Reunion

My mother was one of a family of twelve, and the family reunion was always held at our farm home. It was held the second week in August each year. We could see company coming for quite awhile before they arrived. We had over fifty guests at one time. If they were lucky they found a bed to sleep ...