Category Archives: Memoirs of a 3rd Gen Italian-American

New Book Release—Welcoming Lilith by Theresa C. Dintino

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Announcing the release of Welcoming Lilith: Awakening and Welcoming Pure Female Power. Welcoming Lilith is a non-fiction book about the Goddess Lilith, the many ways She manifests in our culture and in the psyches of individual women. The book includes … Continue reading

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A Visit to Omaha Beach and the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France

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My uncle, Carmine J. Dintino, (on the far left) died on one of the beaches of Normandy, France on D-day, June 6, 1944. He was 21 years old. He was the oldest son of my grandparents who immigrated from Italy … Continue reading

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My Grandmother’s Devotion

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My Grandmother, Annie Dintino, (1899-1995) was very devoted to her own form of Catholicism. Since she was a first generation Italian-American, it was laced with pagan overtones. All over her home were shrines to the saints, and pictures of ancestors … Continue reading

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My Grandfather’s Topsoil

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In his very large garden in Keene, New Hampshire, my grandfather grew the most beautiful food. I grew up eating fava beans fresh off the growing plants. They were so delicious, I could not get enough of them. Taking the … Continue reading

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Sacred Malva

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According to my Father, malva sylvestris (common mallow) was my great-grandmother, the Strega’s, favorite herb. He fondly remembers her gathering malva. On a recent trip to Italy, I was happy to find malva in an herb store in its dry … Continue reading

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