The password is: our family name that means “snows” – the Italian spelling
This might have been in 1990 or 1991 when Bill and Viola Nevy Orsinger, with their daughter Barbara and grand-daughter Kristin visited Nonnie at her home in Cumberland. Bill, who at the time was an avid videographer, videotaped the weekend visit. Part of the documentation was to hear Nonnie's stories and to get them on [...]
Recording made by Bill Orsinger. This recording starts off with Kristin Adolfson's (Barbara Orsinger Adolfson's daughter) first words (with Bill Orsinger, Barbara Adolfson and Viola Orsinger). Then is a recording of Nonnie, Nonno and others.
Velma Grassi Ford who came to the reunion, is the sister of Mary Louise Michel who also attended with her husband. Their father was John Grassi and worked in the factory. He was a brother of Mary Nevy, David's wife and of Louise Pisaneski. They lived in South Cumberland. We used to have Mary Louise [...]
One evening Nonno and I were sitting on the back porch after dinner. He was smoking one of those Parodis and I was smoking something else. We were talking about being in business and dealing with different types of people and we got around to what people say things behind your back. Nonno laughed and [...]
Born October 26,1898, Died March 4, 1992 Transcribed from an audiotape made at a family reunion in Canaan Valley, West Virginia July 1978. Erminia's Childhood in Italy: He'd buy cattle, and he'd buy wine, hay, and olive oil when the market went down and sell it when the market went up. [...]
Told by Viola Nevy Orsinger Mother had a lovely statue of St. Ann and the Virgin Mary as a young girl. In May, we would set the statue up on the bureau in our bedroom and light a votive candle in front of it. One lovely spring morning Florence and I lit the candle on [...]
My Grandmother and Grandfather Used to Say... "I’ll tell you the secret to a happy marriage. Ask the husband for his opinion, let him say what he thinks, and just agree with him. Then, go and do it your own way. It will turn out right, and he will never know the difference. Why waste your [...]