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Archive for November, 2011

Anniversary of Nova Scotia – Alessandro Cerrato

Posted by Alex Colao on November 28, 2011

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November 28, 2011  I am waiting  at Babbo’s to leave for  the flight back to Florida. I pick up the book given to him for his birthday just a few months ago on the sinking of the Nova Scotia and the first line reads:  “28 Novembre 1942 una tragedia a mare”. I began to read….the story of my grandfathers death at sea exactly 69 years later!!!  I became interested in finding out more and what follows is my research on this tragedy and my tribute to him as I try to think and feel what he must have gone through… God Bless Him!!

“I am sorry… I am terribly sorry…. I will radio Berlin… Help will come…. Be brave.”  –  (Kapitanleutnant Robert Gysae – U-Boat’s commander)

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Poughkeepsie N.Y. with the Italians

Posted by Alex Colao on November 27, 2011

On November 27, 2011 with some of the Italian friends of Poughkeepsie and Family. Mamma, Babbo, Lorraine, Sue, Robert, Rocco, Rosetta, Gino, Alida, Michele, Maria, Rodolfo, Rita.

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Thanksgiving in New York

Posted by Alex Colao on November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving at Robert and Sue in Hopewell Junction, New York November 24, 2011 – with Mamma, Babbo, Lorraine, Lois, Sarah, Dan, Alan, Ann, Jarah, Dan, Riley and Ryan.

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A Day with Mamma and Babbo!!!

Posted by Alex Colao on November 23, 2011

No need for explanations – just a typical day!!!!

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“Spain with Lorraine”

Posted by Alex Colao on November 15, 2011

November 15 – 17, 2011  On the occasion of my 60th Birthday!! Left for Madrid airport to go get Lorraine (Imma) in the morning. We rented a car and went off to Avila. We stayed in the city walls at our first Parador and it was great. They are old palaces, convents and castles that heve been converted into hotels. We checked in and left our bags and off we went to look for the Convento di Santa Teresa. Avila is beautiful and in the next couple of days we went to all the convents and churches although many were closed and only open for services. A little because of lack of money and also because of thefts. On november 17 we went to mass in the morning at the Convento del Incarnacion. From Avila we took excursions to Medina del Campo and Salamanca. Read the rest of this entry »

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