I just found out recently that my 2nd cousin 1x removed, Julia Greco, will turn 100 on July 13, 1917! Pictured above is Julia on her 99th birthday. Julia’s Grandmother, Carmela (D’Angelo) Talacci, was my Great Grandmother’s, Philomena (D’Angelo) Lucarelli, sister. I knew of Julia, but I had never met, or spoken, with her. When I found out about the upcoming milestone, I called her. She is an amazing women! Just like my Aunt Lucy (who, you may remember, turned 100 last May. She and Julia are 2nd cousins), Julia is as sharp as a tack. She remembers my Aunt Lucy and Uncle Eddie going up to Endicott, NY to visit quite often. She also remembers that my cousin, Barbara, lives fairly close to her, although they haven’t seen each other in years.
What is truly amazing is Julia lives alone, and she still drives! She told me that she drives to the grocery store, and around town, but she won’t go out on major highways. It’s truly amazing that anyone, not just a relative, can live this long and still have all of their faculties and most of their abilities. I had a great conversation with her, and I’m sure that I will be talking to her more to get information for the family tree.