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My mom's communion party | by epicharmus
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My mom's communion party

Back: John Perini; John D'Angelo; Joseph Perini; Amelia "Millie" D'Angelo (née Perini); Helen Perini (née Battaglia); Betty Perine (née ?); Donald Perini; Thomas Perine (né Perini).

Middle Left: Marie/Maria Oropallo (née Perini); Michael Perini; Mayme Perini (née Trubinski)

Front: Marie/Maria Oropallo (later Daddino); John "Jay" D. Perini, Patrick Oropallo; Rose Perini (later Hundt); Louis Perini


Mom: Nanny got a whole set of dishes from the movies. You used to go to the movies on a Tuesday, and you'd pay a little extra, and you'd get a dish or two. And eventually you'd collect a whole set.


These were Italian coldcuts, more or less. It looks like prosciutto, salami, some sort of cheese, roasted red peppers. No baloney. Nanny wouldn't allow me to eat it, she hated it. I don't know why. Uncle John would take me to his butcher and he would give me and Cookie pieces of baloney, and that would be a real treat to me.


Look at how nice Aunt Millie looked! She was really pretty! Aunt Mayme was, too.

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Taken on May 30, 1948