I am an Italian American

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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savona | May 9, 2007

We are always looking for other peoples thoughts about growing up in South Philly. If you grew up in South Philly, at any time, and would like to submit an article about your experiences please feel free. We would LOVE…..

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Buck-Buck

savona | May 9, 2007

Buck-Buck was a fun and sometimes painful game we played for hours on end in Key School Yard (Francis Scott Key School on 8th & Wolf Streets).  The game was played by one person being the wall cushion or anchor. …..

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Dead Box

savona | April 18, 2007

Ahh the game of dead box. What good fond memories, a simple game for a simple time… This game has been played in inner cities for years, at least since the 20’s or 30’s. My father passed it on to…..

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Chink

savona | April 18, 2007

Chink, which is basically poor peoples racquetball, gets its name for the sound the ball makes when it hits the crack where the wall and the ground meet. Chink kept us busy and active for hours on end and was…..

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Pimple Ball

savona | April 18, 2007

Note to those who wonder what a pimple ball is:Pimple Balls were used in Philadelphia, Boston, and other Northeastern cities for wallball, handball, boxball, points, wireball, stickball, and Hit the Penny among other games. If they were severly exposed to…..

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South Philly Talk

savona | April 17, 2007

I grew up in South Philadelphia and still visit a minimum oftwice a week. Lately as the city grows there is more and more newpopulations of people moving in. The real estate in Center Cityis only so big, so the…..

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