|Cantelmi Family News
|From the Past
This is part III of the Giacobbe Cantelmi (1886-1962) coming to America story.
THE YOUNG COUPLE
By Aunt Gloria Vernon, written in 1991
In the last issue of our publication we told about the wedding of Giacobbe
and Louisa. Giacobbe (Jack) and Louisa settled in Bethlehem, Pa.
|What we Remmber from the
Past - WP Christmas Past
I remember that Thanks giving was almost part of Christmas. How can that be you ask? Well the pollyanna drawing was always held on Thanksgiving day after the Thanksgiving dinner at WP.
Since there were so many families and lots of the family had two families (the Cantelmi and the In-Laws). Naturally, a lot of the Aunt and Uncles spent the Thanksgiving Day, including dinner, at the in-laws it wasn't until evening the WP became a full house. It seem that everyone possible came to WP for Dessert about 7 PM. The house filled-up and the excitement was up. After the dessert, Aunt Gloria would past out the little pieces of paper.
If someone was not at WP, than a piece of paper with there name on it would put it in the hat. Next would be the drawing. That was the best part. We were all excited because one of the best parts of the Christmas season was the giving. If it was possible we would have bought presents for everyone. But , with the size of our family, that was impossible.
Of course, we would spend the next few weeks shopping and picking out presents for the pollyanna. Normally, cousins bought for cousins. You really wanted to get your cousin a great present. After all, you might get to play with it on Christmas day.
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