I just received an e-mail from my First Cousin, 1x removed, Domenica “Mimma” (Mauro) Chirico. Her father was my maternal grandmother’s brother. When I went to Italy in 1973, I met Domenica, and her twin sister, Teresa, when I visited Reggio Calabria. I remember them very well because they studied English in school, and they were the only relatives in Reggio Calabria that I could directly converse with. I was staying with my mother’s, and Mimma’s, cousin Gino. He and I were constantly passing the Italian/English dictionary back and forth!
She provided me with so much information about our relatives in Italy. I added over 100 relatives to the Family Tree! She also provided me with the pictures below. Thanks Mimma!