This Timeline was created to help collect our memories in celebration of Mom/Mamma/Nanna!
Nanna was born in Porticello on February 28, 1932 ... it was a leap year! She's registered in the municipio in Santa Flavia as having a birth date of March 2, 1932 (or as she would say to anyone that asked "tre-tu-trirtiru").
Nanna was engaged to Nannu when she was 14 years old ... June 29, 1946 (a Saturday)! Unwillingly -- it was an arranged marriage between Nannu Alioto and Nannu Peppe ... she was so young, she said she was embarrassed. Plus he was this big personality, and always stared at her when he walked by her house ... she would go inside and hide until he wa...
Nanna and Nannu got married on a very rainy Monday on December 21, 1953 - they got married in church and then had their reception at the movie theater.
Paola (Pauletta/Ruossa/Paula) Crivello was born at home on Sunday, September 26, 1954 ... exactly 9 months and 5 days after they were married!?!?
Giuseppe (Peppu/Ruossu/Joe) Crivello was born at home on Tuesday, October 11, 1955!
Carmelo (Carme') Crivello was born at home on Wednesday, May 19, 1965!
Antonino (Tony/Nino/Ninello) Crivello was born at home on Sunday, December 15, 1957!
Salvatore (u picciriddu) Crivello was born on March 13, 1959 -- this is strictly from memory of visiting the cemetery and trying to find him with Mom ... if anyone has a better date, please update it. He passed away not long after he was born ... according to Zizzi Santa (who was with mom and saw him) he was a beautiful big baby boy! Healthy look...
Salvatore (Saivaturri/Toto'/Sal) Crivello was born at the hospital in Palermo on Monday, April 10, 1961!
Giuseppa (Giuse'/Josephine/Josie) Antonia Crivello was born at home on Monday, June 5, 1967!
Mario (Mariuzzu/Nutriccu) Crivello was born at the hospital on Wednesday, November 27, 1968 ... Mom said he was the biggest of us all ... huge at 5kg/~11bs!
It's a long complicated story that I'm sure my siblings know better ... but Mom and the 7 moved from Sicily on July 30, 1973 ... Dad stayed behind. His sister (Rosa) and brother (Carmelo) had tuberculosis and during his physical for his visa, they found that he had dormant TB - what they call latent TB infection - he was exposed but never became i...
1213 Dodson Avenue (San Pedro) was bought on April 1, 1974!
Mary (Meeeeeeeri/a picciridda) Fortunata Crivello was born at the hospital on Thursday, July 17, 1975! I was a ... "surprise".
Mom/Nanna passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 15th at 12:20pm.