Shout Out to the Daddies of the World

Just wanted to wish a Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, especially mine!

And to my grandfather, Pap Pap, wherever he may be:

Pap Pap on Flickr

To my mom’s father, also wherever he may be (sadly no photo here with me).

And to all the rest of my grandfathers back into family history–especially to:

(1) My great-grandfather Aniello D’Isabella, who I never got to meet but whose lack of desire to get American citizenship after leaving his southern Italian village allowed me to reclaim his Italian citizenship many years later and live here happily ever after without bureaucratic hassle; and

(2) My great-great-grandfather Giuseppe Bressi whose village I now call home.

Auguri to all you daddies out there!

4 Beans of Wisdom to “Shout Out to the Daddies of the World”
  1. Gil

    Thanks! Great picture of your grandfather.

    Thanks Gil! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

  2. 06.21.2009

    Nice post, Michelle! How funny that your great-grandfather was from Pisciotta. I took and Italian course there back in the summer of 1992! And I had a memorable encouter with a rat there, too! But, that’s another story…

    Wow, it *is* a small world!

  3. 06.21.2009

    Well, I’ll take that shout out! Being a father is the best thing I’ve ever done as a human. I love my daughter more than life itself.



    Very sweet George 🙂

    .-= Tumblemoose´s last blog ..Father’s Day In Spain =-.

  4. What a lovely post. Hope all the dads had a nice Father’s Day.

    Thanks! Me too 🙂

    .-= nyc/caribbean ragazza´s last blog ..Return to Sperlonga, Grottos, Cherries and the Macarena. =-.

Michelle FabioMichelle Fabio is an American attorney-turned-freelance writer living in her family's ancestral village in Calabria, Italy and savoring simplicity one sip at a time. 

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