South Philly Memoirs

Letters to the Editor

Memories by Katherine L.

savona | August 4, 2013

So excited to find this site. All four of my grandparents immigrated from Italy in the early 1900’s. I was born on Clarion between Tasker and Morris but grew up on 21st and Ritner. I attended Poe Elementary, then switched…..

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I am an Italian American

savona | February 26, 2011

My roots are deep in an ancient soil, drenched by the Mediterranean sun, and watered by pure streams from snowcapped mountains. I am enriched by thousands of years of culture. My hands are those of the mason, the artist, the…..

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The Differences Between Us and Them

savona | December 27, 2010

(Whether you’re Siciliano, Calabrese, Napolitano or Toscano) I am sure for most second generation Italian American children who grew up in the 30s, 40’s, 50’s & 60’s there was a definite distinction between us and them. We were Italians, everybody…..

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I’m an Italian who happens to live in America.

savona | October 10, 2010

I’m not American.  I’m an Italian who happens to live in America. I’m from the Italian area of South Philly, and I was raised Italian.  Just look at one of my old yearbooks from catholic school; I’ll give you a…..

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