Monday, March 17, 2008
My relatives are leaving for Italy in a couple of days. I'm really going to miss them. I think it's so cool that they will be celebrating Easter with our cousins in Cosenza. Easter has always been my favorite holiday. I have such fond memories of spending the day at Great Grandma's house eating frittata and Italian Easter bread.
Back in 1983 I visited Italy with our school's madrigal singing group. (We sang sacred music as well as the more folksy madrigal songs.) Needless to say, it was the trip of a lifetime. We even got to sing for the Pope! Look at the size of that crowd. I wasn't even nervous because I didn't realize that we were being amplified.