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POST-GAZETTE, OCTOBER 10, 2014 Page17 00abb'00onno by John Christoforo A Nostalgic Remembrance i Seeing that October is Ital- I am an Italian American: not as worthy as that of inn Heritage Month in Mas- I financed the Northwest any other American. I will sachusetts, and I'm part of Expedition of George Rogers stand in support of this the committee that put all of Clark and accompanied him nation's freedom and prom- this month's events to- through the lands that ise against all foes. My heri- gather, I thought I would would become Ohio, Indiana, rage has dedicated me to this look at the writings of an at- Illinois, Wisconsin and nation. I am proud of my full torney named Angelo Michigan. I am Colonel heritage, and I shall remain Bianchi. Many years ago, he Francesco Vigo. I mapped worthy of it. wrote a document with the the Pacific from Mexlco to I am an Italian American: title, "I am an Italian Ameri- Alaska and to the Philip- I decided to look at can." Being a history profes- pines, I am Alessandro Wikipedia and found a sec- sor in my spare time, I often Malaspina. I am Giacomo tion with about 20 categories read the forthcoming words Beltrami, discoverer of the that listed achievements by with pride: source of the Mississippi italian Americans, thou- I am an Italian American: River in 1825. I created the sands of Italian Americans. My roots ate deep in an an- Dome of the United States This made me as proud as cient soft, drenched by the Capital. They call me the the words in the above story. Mediterranean sun and we- Michelangelo of America. I Last Saturday night, I tered by pure streams from am Constantino Brumidi. helped to celebrate the snow-capped mountains. I I am an Italian American: 100th anniversary of the am enriched by thousands of In 1904, I founded in San Sons of Italy in Massachu- years of culture. My hands Francisco, the Bank of Italy, setts. The table I sat 'at was are those of the mason, the now known as the Bank of composed of members of the artist, the man of the soil. America, one of the largest Renaissance Lodge, the My thoughts have been re- financial institutions in the lodge I belong to. The subject corded in the annals of world. I am Amadeo Peter of Who and what we are Rome, the poetry of Virgil, Giannini. I am Enrico came up in conversation the creations of Dante and Fermi, father of nuclear sci- and paralleled the words in the philosophy of Benedetto ence in America. 'I am the my story for this week. It Croce. first enlisted man to win the made me happy that we as I am an Italian American: Medal of Honor in World War Italian Americans know of From my ancient world, II, I am John Basflone of New the accomplishments made I first spanned the seas of Jersey. by people with vowels on the the new world. I am I am an Italian American: end of their names. .Cristoforo Colombo. I am I am the million stronglwho Earlier in the week, we Giovanni Caboto, known in served in America's arlnies had the kickoff for October is American history books as and the tens of thousands Italian Heritage Month. It John Cabot, the discoverer whose names are enshrined was held at the State House of the mainland of North in military cemeteries from and one of the recipients America. I am Amerigo Guadalcanal to the Rhine. I of an award was our own Vespucci, who gave his am the steelmaker in Pitts- publisher/editor, Pam name to the new world, burgh, the grower in the Donnaruma. She, and her America. First to sail on the Imperial Valley of California, parents before her and her Great Lakes in 1679, the textile designer in Man- grandfather from 1896 on founder of the territory that hattan, the moviemaker in have been the voice of the became the State of Illinois, Hollywood, the homemaker Italian and Italian American colonizer of Louisiana and and the breadwinner in community in Massachu- Arkansas, I am Enrico Tonti. 10,000 communities, setts. I think their names I am an Italian American: I am an Italian American: should be listed in the story I am Filippo Mazzei, friend of without stint or reservation, of I am an Italian Ameri- Thomas Jefferson. My the- loving this land as only one can and in the pages of sis on the equality of man who understands history, its Wikipedia. What do you was written into the Bill of agonies and its triumphs think??? Rights. I am William Pace, can love it and serve it, I will GOD BLESS AMERICA signer of the Declaration of 'not be told that my contribu- Independence. tion is any less nor my role PRAYER TO ST. JUDE r May the Sacred Heart ot Jesus be r adored, glorified, loved and pre- Happy Columbus Day served throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, FOR YOU WHO APPRECIATE THE FINEST-- worker of miracles, pray for us. .THE St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. .,_ Say this prayer 9 times L day and by the 8th day your prayers will be answered. It has neer been known to fail. Publicatiol must be ) promised My prayers rave been answered. A.T.R MUSIC FOR ALL OCCASIONS 781-648-5678 Remember Your f Happy Loved Oaes The 00irandello f_.yceurn Rosario Casoio, President Frank Ciano, Esq., First Vice-President Maria Capogreco, Second Vice-President and Treasurer The Post-Goette Dorothy Maio, Corresponding Secretary Maria Luisa Saraceni, Recording Secretary accepts memorials LinoRullo, Scholarship Fund Executive throughout the year. vincent Fazzolari, Scholarship Chairman Dr. Dominic Amara, Events Chairman Please cell Dr. Stephen Maio, Chairman of the Board dI 7-227-SY29 www.pirandello.com end ask for Lisa \\; j  , EXTRA Innings ...... -. ] by Sal Giarratani  I just found this old photo of Bobby D when he was down in Baltimore several years ago. I wonder if he is rooting for the Orioles in the ALCS against the Royals? Last Day No-hitter Pitcher Jordan Zimmer- mann threw a no-hitter against the Marlins in the last game of the season as the Washington Nationals won the game 1-0. Zimmer- mann (14-5) struck out 10 batters and allowed only two base-runners on a walk and a dropped third strike. Buchholz League Leader of the Worse Boston's Clay Buchholz had the American League's worst ERA for starting pitchers at 5.34. As Buchholz observed, "I learned a lot about myself this year ... I got beat a lot this year." Shoehorning the Fans In The Red Sox are planning to spend some 44.3 million this off-season on park im- provements. The club will be adding 160 pavilion and bleacher seats out in the gap in DEEP center (where the moving cameras are) be- neath the Bank of America sign. It sounds like an epi- Recently bumped into my cousin Bobby Giarratani around the corner from the Post Gazette and he reminded me that I once suggested that Sox catcher Bob Tillman from back in the 60s should be in the Hall of Fame. I didn't remember saying that but if I did I probably meant the Red Sox Hall of Fame since it lets almost anyone in even Roger Clemens sode of "Rawhide' movirig all the cattle around the park. Making money seems like a home run, huh? Year of the Pitcher Again This year, Giancarlo Stanton led the National League with 37 home runs and was followed by Anthony Rizzo of the Cubs with 32 and Lucas Dude of the Mets with 30. Justin Morneau of the Rockies led the N.L. with a .319 batting average, low- est since Tony Gwynn led the league with a .313 aver- age in 1988. It brings back memories of earlier times, when pitchers were king of the hill. It was a time when Carl Yastrzemski lead the A.L. with a .301 batting aver- age in 1968 or when Tony Conigliaro hit 32 homers to lead the league in 1965. 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