In the second story, Amadeo Lauria explains how his teacher refused to call him by his true Italian name, so she changed it.
Lastly, Virginia Mastroianni talks about how close she is with her Italian mother. She talks about the homemade food, the clothes her mother made for her, and more.
In the Italian American Stories Segment, I talk about overcoming grief when you lose a loved one. We feature my Grandmother Jo telling a story about Saint Rita.
“Chi si volta, e chi si gira, sempre a casa va finire.” – Italian saying.
Translation: “No matter where you go or turn, you’ll always end up at home.”
“Your ancestral language is the language of your heart and your soul.” – Indian College President
“I feel like I have gained part of my family back, and my ancestry back.” – Dina Horwedel on finding her Italian relatives
“The closeness of an Italian family is significant.” – Virginia Mastroianni