There is always something interesting, quirky, creepy or funny to be found…especially in Frank’s side of the tree. There are some really interesting people in my tree, but in general it’s pretty WASPy and English, while Frank’s is full of really colorful characters – like French privateers and hot-blooded Sicilians. Some of these characters distinguish themselves in fun ways.
This morning I peeked into the Massa family, one of Frank’s maternal lines. They emigrated to New Orleans from near Palermo, Sicily, in the 1880s. I found these two articles which, taken together, are hilarious (if you’re cynical. Which I am from time to time.)
Article one: from the New Orleans Item, 10/4/1917:
Article two: from the New Orleans Times Picayune, same day, evening edition: