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Calabrese meatballs

The Q. Family knew the recipe to making ends meet: Calabrese meatballs. In the old days, bread was cheap, meat expensive. Josephine & LuLu had passed on when I took … Continue reading

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Worth the Walk

Every day, my great grandfather Ferdinando Quattrone walked to work in group of four. He set out from the 2500 block of 10th Street in Philadelphia and walked to the … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Quattrone Family Get-Together 1992

March 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Crabbing at Charlie’s Hole

Nuncie filled up the ‘52 Plymouth with gas,and LuLu packed a lunch, probably pepper and egg sandwiches.My sister Barbara and I were going crabbing-out in the country.Cabbing in the ‘50s … Continue reading

February 20, 2015 · 2 Comments

A Teenager’s Savings

 My mom found her mother’s savings account from 1928. Jennie Quattrone would have been sixteen years old. The Philadelphia Savings Fund Society (PSFS) made a strong push in the 1920s … Continue reading

February 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wedding Wednesday

February 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

Wedding Party

A part of the wedding party for my grandparents’ wedding. A few of the reasons I like this photo have do to do with a little bit of the candid sneaking … Continue reading

February 18, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Train to the “Fudgy Wudgy” Man

The  Quattrone family loved Wildwood, staying in boarding houses around Rio Grande & New Jersey Avenues. In the summer of 1951, we took the long trip by train, as we had no car. We took … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 3 Comments

Sponge Cake

For Amanuensis Monday (sharing the words of another person), I have my Nanny’s handwriting and recipe for sponge cake. There are a couple of terms she writes in parentheses. I … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

Thoroughly Modern Jennie

A favorite photograph of mine is my grandmother, Jennie Quattrone, as a teenager in the 1920s. There are no markings on the photograph, but given the bob haircuts on all … Continue reading

February 14, 2015 · 2 Comments