Happy Mother’s Day 2020! Buona Festa della Mamma!

10 May

This post is a repeat of my annual sentiments with a few added photos. In this time of Covid-19,  since most new photos consist of Zoom Squares, and hugs are virtual, it’s especially fun seeing these former gatherings! 

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, who are missed everyday.


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 ©blogginginitlay.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.

Sisters ©blogginginitlay.com

Celebrating our parents 50th at Trevi Fountain, 1997 ©blogginginitlay.com






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

And to my daughter, Benita, 


and my mother, Benita, 


my forever gratitude for making Mother’s Day so special for me. 

Happy Mother’s Day!
Buona Festa della Mamma!


33 Responses to “Happy Mother’s Day 2020! Buona Festa della Mamma!”

  1. mmattucci May 10, 2020 at 12:08 AM #

    Happiest of Mother’s Day to you, Judy!!!
    I love ALL the pictures! Mary Terese XX

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  2. Carlo Rossi May 10, 2020 at 1:34 AM #

    Ciao Judy, un augurio speciale per la festa della mamma, forza e coraggio nel donare la vita, sia di aiuto per superare questo momento.

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  3. Carlo Rossi May 10, 2020 at 1:34 AM #

    Ciao Judy, un augurio speciale per la festa della mamma, forza e coraggio nel donare la vita, sia di aiuto per superare questo momento.


  4. Fernanda May 10, 2020 at 5:13 AM #

    Bellissime foto…bellissimi ricordi…Bellissima mamma….
    Sei una mamma speciale…
    Sei una figlia speciale…
    Sei una moglie speciale…e…
    Un’ amica speciale.
    Grazie Judy

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  5. Hilary Martinez May 10, 2020 at 6:08 AM #

    Happy, Happy Mother’s Day to you Judy,
    Love from Gustavo and Hilary

    The resemblance between you and your mother is remarkable

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Lyniece Salvatore May 10, 2020 at 6:22 AM #

    Love all the pictures, Judy. Thank you for sharing. Happy Mother’s Day.

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 10, 2020 at 8:37 AM #

      Thanks, Lyniece. I always love seeing these photos, especially in these days! Hope all is well.


  7. Chuck May 10, 2020 at 10:01 AM #

    Beautiful! I love seeing these pictures, especially of your Mom.

    Happy Mother’s Day to you.




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  8. Susan Santacaterina May 10, 2020 at 10:08 AM #

    Beautiful tribute! Btw – could you look any more like your mom? Same beautiful smile.

    Sent from my iPhone


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  9. Deborah Capraro May 10, 2020 at 11:23 AM #

    Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!
    Buona festa della mamma a tutti!
    The pictures were spectacular. Thank you for sharing.

    Love you all
    Cousin Deb

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  10. Jacky Mileto May 10, 2020 at 11:50 AM #

    I felt the beautiful sense of family, friends and memories. Cherished times.
    Shared Mothers Day wishes with you too.

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 10, 2020 at 1:07 PM #

      So nice to see your name pop up. Thanks for the wishes and same to you! Hope all is well with you.


  11. Roberta May 10, 2020 at 12:01 PM #

    Beautiful post (as usual) Judy. Happy Mother’s Day to you. Loved your amazing photos and tributes to your family. This is a totally different mother’s day but so grateful that we are all safe and healthy🌈

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 10, 2020 at 1:09 PM #

      Thanks! Good to hear you are safe and healthy and a very Happy Mother’s Day to you!


  12. jeanfromcalifornia May 10, 2020 at 2:04 PM #

    What a great family! The present situation must be very frustrating for you all. Hopefully we can power through it and meet on the other side. Happy Mother’s Day

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 10, 2020 at 2:42 PM #

      Thanks, Jean. Same thoughts for you and yours, but we are all power through it people!! Happy Mother’s Day💐


  13. Maureen (Mack) Lawler May 10, 2020 at 3:50 PM #

    Oh, Judy, these pictures are wonderful! It’s so much fun to see the history of your dear family…those women are so special. And your mother’s smile sure did repeat itself in your beautiful smile. 🌺Happy Mother’s Day!🌺 Family is the greatest gift!🌺

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    • blogginginitaly May 10, 2020 at 4:40 PM #

      Thanks Maureen and wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day!! 💐🤗


  14. Royce Larsen May 10, 2020 at 6:19 PM #

    Thank you for placing me at the corner of “Memory Lane” and “Sweet Recollection” Happy Mother’s Day!


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  15. Florence Sorensen May 10, 2020 at 6:31 PM #

    Happy Mother’s Day Judy. I loved seeing the photos. Please give my regards to Florence and Alexis. Sad that you cannot be in Cortona this summer. Hopefully you’ll be able to get back soon. Warm regards, Florence

    Liked by 1 person

    • blogginginitaly May 10, 2020 at 7:40 PM #

      Thanks and yes, we miss it so but the town has stayed healthy, so that’s the good need! Will pass on your regards and the best to you as well from the 3 sisters💐


      • Florence Sorensen May 11, 2020 at 11:27 AM #

        We so loved our time in Cortona. Brought our girls there when they were young. They have never forgotten it. Ciao, Florence

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      • blogginginitaly May 12, 2020 at 1:55 PM #

        Wonderful memories indeed!


  16. Deb May 11, 2020 at 10:18 AM #

    What a lovely tribute to a strong group of women! Happy Mother’s Day, Judy!

    Liked by 1 person

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