The Italian Catholic Divorce

The Italian Catholic Divorce

by Annette C. Schiro

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This book is a collection of short stories of travel, adventure, and growing up as an Italian Catholic. The author tells stories of her great grandparents that came to America, and how it was literally murder getting out of Sicily. Coming from being poor peasants in Italy, America promised to provide the family with the opportunities to become wealthy aristocrats, even if one had to bootleg whiskey to do it.

Shocked by the faith-shaking realization that nuns were actually human beings underneath all that garb, she was still hopeful that the pope would be coming to dinner after she purchased the best china available. With some Italian traditions that just wouldn’t die and too many relatives that did, Annette relates stories of their lives and deaths with wit and humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783960282044
Publisher: XinXii-GD Publishing
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Sold by: Xinxii Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 116
File size: 897 KB

About the Author

Annette Schiro was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois, where she lived for 46 years. She is the second generation to be born in America of Sicilian immigrants, and still enjoys learning to speak the Italian language. She loves traveling, ballroom dancing, and arts & crafts. She is a Graduate of Rockford Business College, where she studied Bookkeeping and small business management. She attended Rock Valley College, where she studied psychology, science, and art, and graduated with honors, receiving an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts. Annette was self-employed for almost 20 years, refinishing and restoring antiques and pianos. After selling her business, she attended Wagoner Leadership Institute and received a Bachelor's Degree in Practical Ministry in 2001. Annette currently resides with her husband Stephen Boatright in southern Illinois.

Table of Contents

Dedication 7

The Italian Catholic Divorce 9

The Arrangement 13

Nonno 15

She Doesn't Speak Italian 19

The Egg 23

The Victrola 25

The Plague 27

The Whiskey Barrel 29

My Mother's Wedding 31

Lights, Camera, Action! 37

My Big Sister 41

The Baccouso 45

Ketchup, The American Sugo 49

Nuns Are People Too 51

The Black Box 53

Picking Worms 57

The Kiss 59

The Mammons 63

The Entertainer 69

The Angel 75

Dogs 79

The Dig 81

The Designated Driver 89

Time for Tea 91

The Pope Isn't Coming to Dinner 95

Mangia! Mangia! 99

Our Lady of the Snows 101

The Tourist 107

In The Balance 111

How to Say "I Like You" in Italian 115

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