“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
~~ Mitch Albom,
|Born Feb 10, 1913 -- Died Aug 13, 1984|
100 years ago in Sicily Daddy was born. His father left him in Italy with 3 old maid Aunts after his wife died to make a better life for him and his son.
In 1927 Daddy came to America, alone, at 14 years of age with a tag on his suit that said his name. He had 7 pennies in his pocket.
In 1940 in married Anna Marie Bono. They were married 44 years before his death.
In 1984 he died at 71 years old.
The had 4 daughters, the wild and wooly Ricca girls.
He shaped my life. He has been gone 29 years now but the pain is still so fresh like it was yesterday.
He had a love of dogs. In my heart I know he is with Fussy, my first dog, she was 19 years old when she left for the bridge, my first dachshund, Samantha. who was 14 1/2 when she died and my little fella Weenie who was 11 years old when he was stolen away from me. I know that all my babies are safe with him.
I will always miss you Daddy.
With love......your Sarah, AKA, the Mommy