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Strangers in Sicily last two chapters – 16 and 17

Chapter 16 – Argento (silver)  in Agrigento     In Agrigento province we found the silver lining, the Fedoro Argento, to our clouded situation. Nella and her fiancée, Benedetto, picked us up in Santa Margherita. Pleasantly surprised, Benedetto couldn’t wait to … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapters 14 and 15

A nightmare for me and what I naively thought couldn’t happen in cohousing until I was proven very wrong. Conflict avoidance always hurts someone Chapter 14 – Island Hopping *Rob* Leaving our Sicilian affairs in Carol’s capable hands, I traced … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapter 13

An interesting chapter number since bad things start to happen which later re-surface in my experience at cohousing. Dog attacks and lack of communication. Enjoy: Chapter 13 – People are Strange When You’re Stranieri  *Carol* Once, when I was a … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapters 10, 11, 12

Chapter 10 – The End of an Era *CAROL* After Christmas, I was off again. Not that I wanted to be.  But I was going with the flow, and this time the flow was Mom and Aunt Kay dragging me … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapter 9

Chapter 10 –  Home Sweet Sicily *CAROL* I was so excited to get home to Sicily.  Our last day in Rome I was up early, showering and putting on my new lacy red underwear. I needed it for New Year’s … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapters 7 and 8

Chapter 7 – The Dead Rise Again *CAROL* It’s always been hard to find work in Sicily. So many Sicilians have emigrated that we heard accents from Australia, England, South America, and anywhere else from which some families had returned … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Book Chapter 6

Chapter 6 – A Dark Season Descends *ROB* It had only been only a month, but it felt like Nikki had been with us forever.  I couldn’t believe she was standing there with that giant green backpack towering over her, … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Chapter 5

Chapter 5 –  Changing Winds *ROB*     Carol’s last evening in Menfi, she went back to town to say her farewells to distant relatives. Nikki and I hiked and hitched to yet another local stretch of beach. The sky held … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily book Chapter 4

Chapter 4 – Will the Real Sicily Please Stand Up? *ROB* Finally, to accommodate both our interests, Carol planned a trip to the province of Agrigento, her family’s old home, which also boasted Greek temples and quiet beaches.  Before we … Continue reading

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Strangers in Sicily Book Chapter 3

Chapter 3 – When Life Throws Tomatoes, Make Sauce *Carol* My family, like many Sicilian Americans, had lived in Brooklyn. When I told one woman in Sicily that I had Sicilian ancestors in Brooklyn, Papa Pete and Papa Nick, the … Continue reading

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