The couple on the left are my father's parents on their wedding day. They had 5 children, two boys and three girls. I am not sure who the other couple is. I do think that my dad looks like my grandfather. I am sorry that I never met either one of them. They passed away long before I was born.
|Giacomo and Natalia Stagnaro|
|Aunt Elizabeth on the left|
Aunt Hilda and Uncle Al are the
bride and groom
|Aunt Irene and Uncle Lloyd|
My aunts and uncles on my dad's side are a little less familiar to me than my mom's brother's and sisters, although I do have some memories of them.
I remember going to visit Aunt Elizabeth in San Francisco. That was a big thing once we moved to San Bruno. We hardly ever went to the city!
Aunt Irene and Uncle Lloyd lived in San Mateo. He owned a chocolate company (Boldeman's Chocolate) and we used to get boxes of "pokies" when we went to visit them. Pokies were like M & M's. Once upon a time they sold "pokies" at the candy counter in Sears.
My Uncle Richie used to come and visit us all the time. I think he looked like Marlon Brando in the Godfather.
|BBQ at Aunt Hilda's|
Aunt Hilda lived in Mountain View and had lots of fruit trees. We used to go there for BBQ's with the family and would come home with bags of fruit.
My dad was the best. He was so proud of his plants that he had growing all over the garden. I miss him a lot.
That's the family. I am trying to document as much as I can and gather as many pictures as I can so that our kids will have some idea about their family history. We'll see where this Nostalgic November takes us!