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Page 8 POST-GAZETTE, JULY 20, 2012 00Nhnna q00abb00onno by ,ohn Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance i The hot weather we've Beatrice, her husband Al, been experiencing reminds their daughter, Elizabeth, me of summers when I was and Marie's brother, John. a kid. At least once, a family On my side, Morn and Dad picnic would be planned that would invite Mom's brother, included three generations Uncle Gino Contini, his wife, of the extended family. Ninna, their infant children, Babbononno and Nanna Richard and Donna, Dad's would confer with Nanna's sister, Mary Dello Russo, her brother, Zi'Antonio Ceruolo husband, Jim and their and his wife Zi'Mariuccia. young son, Jim, Jr. This was Dad would set up things with usually the nucleus of the the next generation of rela- relatives, but at times, sev- tives, who wanted to attend eral other aunts, uncles and and I would make plans with cousins oI my mother would my first and second cousins attend. who would accompany their The location was often the parents. The relatives would picnic area at Mystic Lake. include the old timers I They had tables, barbecue mentioned, plus Mom's pits, a ball field, open grass cousin Louise (Ceruolo) areas and a lake to swim in. Pepe, her husband, Ralph, Dad would contact the MDC their three children, Lulu, and reserve a spot for the Anthony and Ralph, Jr., family and on a given Sun- Mom's cousin, Marie day, we would all head to the Congratulations on ll7 ears of erice t. 'S sxo 0- " ~ Established 1924 - 1]"4 taurant 387 Chelsea Street East Boston, MA 617-567-9539 Happy Anniversary MODERN PASTRY SHOP, INC. ITALIAN & FRENCH PASTRY Cakes  Confectionary  Candies 257 Hanover Street, Boston,/vIA 02113 (617) 523-3783 20 Salem Street, Medford, MA 02155 (781) 396-3618 .................. -...=. ............ ....:.: WWW.MODERNPASTRY.COM i PICCOLO NI ,'2 Restaurant ,, j, 61 72  "' fax 617.22"?15154 www.piccolonidol @ Pino Irano Owner 257 North Street, Boston, MA 02113 i Dine and 00elax "Take a look around, check out the colorful cocktails, the sleek furniture, the creative cuisine. So where are we? The Back Bay? Beacon Hill? Not even close. We're at Ecco in East Boston ... This neighborhood newcomer is wowing the crowds. - Phantom Gourmet Review 107 Porter Street, East Boston, MA for Reservations and Additional Information Please Call 617-561-1112 or www. eccoboston, com lake for a summer picnic. A week or two before the actual get together, each generation would begin to prepare for the event. Zi'Antonio and Babbononno would make sure that enough of Zi'Antonio's homemade wine was ready. Plus, they would determine how much beer, hard stuff and tonic for the kids was necessary. At the same time, Nanna, Zi'Mariuccia, my mother, Aunt Ninna, Mom's cousins, Louise and Marie would plan out the menu for the picnic. We kids would concentrate on which toys to bring: a ball that would float in the lake, a set of bocce balls, baseball equip- ment, badminton rackets and birdies and a couple of wooden gliders to sail in the air, maybe the type that had wind up elastic bands that when wound, would allow a propeller to fly the planes ever more skyward than we could throw them. I'm not sure what my female cous- ins brought as I never paid attention. When the anticipated Sun- day finally arrived, Dad and I would fill the trunk of his (Continued on Page 13) ]go. 00&to00an& Authentic Italian Cuisine 617-523-0990 FAX 617-227-4002 109 Salem Street North End, Boston, MA 02113 aldente0990 @ Happy Anniversary RICCARDO'S RISTORANTE FINE ITALIAN CUISINE Richard Travaglione, Jr. Executive Chef 175 NORTH STREET BOSTON'S NORTH END (617) 720-3994 www'dccardsnrthend'cm DCR Announces Accessible Sailing on the ( aries River this Summer The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation's (DCR) Universal Access Program (UAP) would like to announce accessible sailing for individuals with dis- abilities, their families and friends on the Charles every- day through the month of August. Adaptive equipment, teamwork and staff instruction will be provided by Community Boating Incorporated; seeking to increase participation among persons with disabilities in outdoor recreation. Participants will learn to sail and enjoy a view of the city from the Charles River. Modified sailboats and adaptive support will be provided as needed. The program is one hour long, and costs $1 per person. Along with sailing opportunities, UAP provides accessible kayaking, rowing, canoeing, cycling, hiking and horseback riding in Massachusetts State Parks throughout the summer and fall. The program also offers a number of activities in the winter. Pre-registration is required, please call today as spots may fill up quickly. The contact information listed below can also be viewed on the DCR website by going to and clicking on "Universal Access." r. . ,_ 30 Fleet Street Boston's North End 00Iappy gdnniversar 9 If you've never dined in an Italian home * you've never dined at La Summa 's Homemade Italian Specialties Prop: Barbara Summa Phone: (617) 523-9503 Happy Anniversary All the glory that was Rome ..... Pompei Bistro * Beer Wine Buono Anniversario ! 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