You know you grew up in an Italian Home if……..

1.You called pasta “macaroni.”


2.You spent your entire childhood thinking what you ate for lunch was pronounced “sangwich.”

3.Every Sunday afternoon of your childhood was spent visiting your grandparents and extended family.

4.You ate pasta for dinner at least three times a week, and every Sunday.- Absolutely!

5.You grew up thinking no fruit or vegetable had a fixed price and that the price of everything was negotiable through haggling.

I still haggle!

6.You thought everyone’s last name ended in a vowel. This is so true! I really did!

7.You never knew what to expect when you opened the margarine, after all you thought washing out and reusing margarine containers was normal.Could be leftover sauce or meatballs!


8.You thought Catholic was the only religion in the world. Wasn’t it?

9.You were beaten at least once with a wooden spoon or broom. Once?

10.You thought every meal had to be eaten with a hunk of bread in your left hand. ALWAYS had bread, ALWAYS

11..You can understand Italian but you can’t speak it. I understood every word my great grandfather said, but could not speak Italian.

12.You have at least six male relatives named Tony, Frank, Joe or Louie. Yep haha

13.You thought sugared almonds and the Tarantella were common at all weddings.

14.You thought that talking loud was normal. I still talk loud!

15.Your grandparent’s furniture was as comfortable as sitting on plastic. Wait!!!! You were sitting on plastic! My Mom had a formal living room that we NEVER sat in and it had plastic on the furniture.


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