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A place for Quattrones, Betteridges, and Praticos to share our family stories, history, and heritage.

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

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

Mom, Wildwood, & a Disney Bathroom

When I think of entertainment and family, I think of the beach and Disney World. It was about having fun together..and sometimes having fun by yourself whether in a pool … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

The greatness of Helen

Wow, what a subject…she was a great mom, there for everything.  She even joined the PTA to be part of our school activities. Then, she even became the president of … Continue reading

February 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

The greatness of my mom

The greatness of my mom is her generosity. I am so happy that she and my stepdad found each other so many years ago because he also possesses the virtue … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

My Cousin Reflections

Speaking about my generation of younger cousins, just a little younger than Jeff and Mark and Joe & Joe, Jeff, and MaryEllen…whenever the younger cousins and I got together it … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Cousins and Good Fun, by Aunt Joanne

Aunt Joanne sent me some reflections to two prompts for the blog: What the Cousins Did Together When Barbara and I were at grandmom’s house, after dinner was cleared and before … Continue reading

February 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

Joanne’s Roots in South Philadelphia

Joanne Betteridge sent me a list of things she remembers she loved about having her roots in South Philadelphia, so I am posting them for her here: Well, the first, … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 2 Comments

In Rome with Nuncie: The “scam artist”

The first Quattrone visit to Italy in August 1969 had some funny moments. My parents ( Nuncie & LuLu) , flew over a few weeks ahead of me to visit … Continue reading

February 5, 2015 · 4 Comments