Happy Mother’s Day 2019- Buona Festa della Mamma!

12 May

(A repeat of my annual sentiments with a few added photos.)

Mother’s Day is a special time to remember
how fortunate I am to be part of a long line of strong,
intelligent and loving Italian women.


Paternal Grandmother Maude ©Blogginginitaly.com


Maternal Grandmother Serafina ©Blogginginitaly.com



My Mother Benita (at my wedding) ©Blogginginitaly.com

My parents wedding 1947 ©blogginginitaly.com


(L-R visiting Paris) Aunt Marilyn, Mom, Aunt Florence ©Blogginginitaly.com

Aunt Marion ©blogginginitaly.com

It is also a day to celebrate
my incredible sisters, nieces and cousins, (pictured and not),
who are not only amazing Mothers,

but also determined women who incorporate
the traditions learned from our ancestors as they create new ones.


Poor quality but fun memory! ©blogginginitaly.com



To all of them, 
and to the dear friends/wonderful Mothers
I have met throughout my life’s journeys…
I wish you all a beautiful day filled with love, family and relaxation.

And to my Benita… my forever gratitude for giving me this special day.


Happy Mother’s Day – Buona Festa della Mamma!


16 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day 2019- Buona Festa della Mamma!”

  1. Hilary May 12, 2019 at 9:30 AM #

    Happy Mother’s Day Judy❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jeanfromcalifornia May 12, 2019 at 9:42 AM #

    How lovelyl to wake up here on Mother’s Day to your pictures of so many wonderful powerful women. And as usual, I marvel at how much you inherited your mother’s beauty!
    From my small happy tight-knit family to your large happy sprawling one – a Happy Mother’s Day!

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    • blogginginitaly May 12, 2019 at 10:29 AM #

      Thanks Jean, and the very best to you today! Sent you an email about your ambitious latest project!


  3. Judith Knotts May 12, 2019 at 9:55 AM #

    Thanks for the photos! Just wonderful! My favorites: your beautiful mom and you and Benita… also beautiful women.
    Happy Mother’s Day!
    Love you,

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sandra May 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM #

    Happy Mother’s Day yo you, Judy. You sure are proof that the Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!!

    Sent from my iPad


    Liked by 1 person

  5. bestson808 May 12, 2019 at 1:24 PM #

    Aloha JUDY, Happy Mother’s Day. Treasured photos, Mahalo Nui Loa for sharing. It’s gorgeous here today as it should be to celebrate our beloved Mom’s. All the Best, Charles

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  6. Maureen Lawler May 12, 2019 at 4:51 PM #

    Oh, Judy, these are such wonderful pictures to see! This is Maureen (Mack) Lawler, a long ago classmate of yours. I remember your beautiful mother when I would visit on Jackson Blvd. And, of course, I remember your sister Florence and you…your beauty both inside and out! I came across your blog when online re: Italy…it’s such a treat to visit Italy thru your wonderful pics! Happy Mother’s Day!

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 13, 2019 at 6:00 AM #

      Wow, Maureen, so nice to hear from you! And yes I remember you and your visits to our house. My mom always loved when my friends were over and she could visit with them. I hope your search is because you are planning s trip to Italy, clearly our favorite home away from home. Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!


  7. Chiarandini May 12, 2019 at 5:20 PM #

    My gosh Judy, you do not have to tell anyone who your mother is. Len could get the two mixed up Ciao Rudy

    Sent from my iPad



    • blogginginitaly May 13, 2019 at 6:06 AM #

      Rudy, that’s funny because when my sisters and I were in high school, our boyfriends said they dated us hoping we’d end up looking like our Mother🤣


  8. Royce Larsen May 12, 2019 at 11:25 PM #

    Great subject material Thank you Happy Mother’s Day



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