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Monthly Archives: February, 2015

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

February 27, 2015 · Leave a 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

War and Home, by Aunt Joanne

I think I mentioned this before, I know that grandmom and Beppa suffered through World War II.  My mom said grandmom just shut everything down until her two sons came … Continue reading

February 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

“Buck Up !”

She was a 5’5″ lanky brunette beauty with a hint of a Massachusetts accent, as in “where’s the cah (car) ?”  She lost most of that accent growing up in the … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · 3 Comments