Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Welcome to Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by Ms. Jenny over at Jenny Matlock..."off on my tangent." For a list of this week's participants and information on how you can join the the fun just head over to Ms. Jenny's blog.
The letter "I" really had me stumped. Some of you had great suggestions last week, but all of a sudden it hit me...I could show you two of my favorite ITALIANS.
Yes, two of our sons were born in ITALY. That's Keith on the left and Troy on the right. Keith was born on May 31, 1969 and Troy was born on October 20, 1970 at the US Naval Hospital in Naples, ITALY. Here they are they are dressed in their little ITALIAN knit outfits shortly after we came back to the States.
Over the years I've had people tell me that my sons could never be President of the United States because they weren't born here. That's incorrect. You just have to be an American citizen at birth. They have two birth certificates...one is ITALIAN and the other one was issued by the State Department for the birth of a U.S. citizen born abroad. If you or Donald Trump would like to see their birth certificates I can make them available. At the present time they have no aspirations to run for political office (thank goodness!)
We lived in Sicily for 2 1/2 years, but unfortunately all our pictures from that time period are slides and I haven't gotten but a few scanned. Otherwise I'd be showing you where we lived, Mt. Etna, etc. For now you'll just have to use your IMAGINATIONS.
Then I thought I'd show you an example of INFLATION. This is a menu that my mother had from Baumgart's Luncheonette at 215 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ. I have no idea what year it is from, but I would guess somewhere between 1938 when she was a senior in high school and 1943 when she married. What throws me off a little is that on the cover it says the place is air conditioned. Did they have air conditioning that early? (Click on image to enlarge and use your browser back button to return to this page.)
As you can see prices have gone up over the years due to INFLATION.
Now head over to Ms. Jenny's blog to visit some of the other Alphabe-Thursday participants.