Sunday, February 21, 2010


It was sad news to hear about Loretta. I got to spend some time with her this past summer when I was in L.A.

She was a very gentle, sweet lady. I saw the love between her and Angelo that still was there after so many years of marriage. It was certainly something to be admired.

I know she will be missed.

I know the family will surround Angelo with love & support.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cut & paste to see the males in my family in action.

No one seems to be posting or viewing so thought this might get one comment???

Monday, December 14, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Wanted to remind everyone to keep in touch with the Aunties, Uncles and Cousins this Christmas. It will only take a few minutes and you will be loved forever! Christmas Day at our house was secondary to going to the Battistone's house for Christmas Eve. Some of my favorite Pinizzotto Christmas memories:

10. The noble fir tree the Battistones had every Christmas (sometimes it was even flocked white)

9. Popping out the eyeballs of the calamari under the water in the sink so it didn't spurt everywhere and removing the clear bone from the body to get ready for deep frying.

8. Watching Aunt Jeanette unbox the baccala(salted cod) days before Christmas Eve to soak the heck out of it.

7. Making biscotti (the rolled and twice baked) with a ton of cousins and aunties at the Battistones weeks before Christmas.

6. Watching on Christmas Eve as the Uncles and Aunties get tipsy and start reminiscing about Papa and Mama, getting teary and making a toast to them and the family they started.

5. Being able to run from the Battistone's to the Grillo's on Christmas Eve and see who was visiting what everyone was having to eat.

4. The huge amount of presents under the tree ready for the cousins gift exchange. Remember names were picked at the Sisettes meeting to determine who we got to buy for.

3. Watching as more and more cars arrived but ultimately watching for Santa to arrive. Most years we didn't recognize who Santa was so he must have been the real guy.

2. Walking into the Battistone house on Christmas eve and it smelling like one big fry pot along with some cigarette smoke. It took weeks to get that perfume/odor out of our clothes.

1. Finally, being able to eat the fried SPINGY balls, calamari, shrimp, the baccala, candy and all the other fabulous food people brought on Christmas Eve.

Please add your own memories under the "comments" section.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Calling All Pictures

Needed: Pictures that anyone would like to share with the family. You can send them to any of the "Contributors" listed at the right. We'll post them with any info you want attached. Remember, this blog is nothing without all of us contributing!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Go Ahead. Make A Comment.

No need to log in to make a comment.
At the bottom of each Post is a "comment" line that is in blue.
Click on it and go to the "Post A Comment" box.
Make your comment. It doesn't even have to pertain to the Post.
Below the comment box is a "Comment As" drop down box.
Choose "Anonymous"
Click on "Preview" and do a double check of what you wrote.
Click on "Post Comment".
It's that easy!

The best comment so far is August 25, 2009 where Aunt Pinky is in the hot tub in a towel. Go ahead and look at what the comment says!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The ROSE Award

Aunt Rose could be saying "Tina, I think you've got it right!" The picture of her was taken on July 4, 1995. Tina submitted the list down below with the help of Mario.

Rose-June 15,1914
Katina-June 9,1916
George-August 10,1917
Angelo-February 22,1919
Marguerite-April 6,1921
Mary Louise-February 21,1923
Pinky-October 15,1924
Dolly-October 2,1927
Jeanette-June 28,1929
Honey-June 30,1931
David-January 3,1933
Robert-April 23,1940

If you think a date is incorrect, let us know.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Question of the Week

This week's assignment is to name all of Mariano & Anna Pinizzotto's children in order. Then you need to give the birth date of each one including the year. The winner will get their name mentioned and the information they submitted in a later Pini Family Blog post. So put on your thinking caps and if one of us can't figure it out, we should be able to do it as a group. Leave your guesses in the comments section of this post.