By Calogero Lombardo
"I wrote this publication for the kids of the relations who won't ever comprehend what this position was once like," acknowledged Calogero Lombardo. this is often greater than a recollection of formative years thoughts. it truly is a fascinating and insightful examine the truth of Sicily and Sicilians, written with wit and a feeling of humor.
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People dressed up as clowns, hobgoblins, demons, harlequins and other sundry spirits, and pretty much tore up the town. You could not refuse anyone so dressed entry into your house. They could eat your food, drink your wine, insult you and your family, and otherwise act like idiots. It was supposed to be a purgatorial function, like exorcism. It was a particularly fun time for the children, who got to see the adults act like them. And we, the children, also got to eat sugar statues, i pupi ri zzuccaru, just as we did on the feast of All Saints, November two, a festa ri morti.
As a matter of fact, her ‘nciuria was, “a Russa,” the Red. Like Erik. One of her sons, Giovannino, John, is called, “u cruoccu,” the hook. His wife is a mensa sarda, a half sardine. I have heard him and his wife call themselves that. He owns a restaurant in Chicago. Nicholas, Cola, alas, has developed diabetes and is a double amputee, having lost both legs to this terrible disease. Concetta still runs the business with her sons, daughters, and grandchildren. (1993) 49 50 Chapter II Sicily has been dominated by outsiders for her entire history.
Reluctant, even averse, to taking orders from yet another foreign (to them) government. So the rule from the Garibaldi governorship was implemented some fifty years later. This is not to say that anybody obeyed the rule. Not at all. Compulsory education, for example, was also mandated by Garibaldi and Cavour, but at least until we left Altavilla, there were people, 46 mostly boys, who publicly flouted the compulsory education laws. ” Who needed school? You could make a lot more money being a muraturi.
Altavilla, Sicily: Memories of a Happy Childhood by Calogero Lombardo