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Author Archives: Brian Kelley

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

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 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

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

A Dancing & Singing Family, by Aunt Joanne

As a child Aunt Connie would take me up into her room and play her opera records. I love to listen to opera to this day, even though I do … Continue reading

February 11, 2015 · Leave a comment