Life With Fred & Lucy/ Surviving My Gene Pool

                                                                

This page is not only a story about my childhood and growing up in South Philadelphia, but it's also a story about the two ghosts that live up in my attic. I'm not afraid of these ghosts. They know me and I know them. They don't always stay at my house. Sometimes, they'll visit my sisters and my daughter. Ghosts don't usually like to interact with the living as much as the two who reside in my attic, but they say you are in death as you were in life. Fred and Lucy were very sociable while alive. They are the same, dead.
                                                                

To understand me, you need to learn where I came from. My parents were Italian, strict Catholics (when it suited them) and, crazy as hell. Growing up in our home was like being part of the Addams Family, but my siblings and I wouldn't trade our childhood for all the normalcy in the world.
                                                                                                                         
My siblings and I were not the easiest children to raise, and Fred and Lucy weren't the easiest parents to love. I'm not complaining. Growing up in a grocery store with my parents was a life lesson that made my siblings and I, survivors.
                                                             

They say, it's all in the genes. We inherit not only our physical traits from our parents, but so much more. I've inherited Lucy's independence and Fred's sense of humor...and, lucky me, their OCD.


Life with Fred & Lucy part 1

Life with Fred & Lucy part two

Life with Fred & Lucy Part Three

Life with Fred & Lucy, Part Four

 Life with Fred & Lucy Part Five

Life with Fred and Lucy Part Six: Don't Break the Baby

Life with Fred and Lucy Part Seven: The Stuffing War

Life with Fred and Lucy Part Eight: Rabbit Stew

Life with Fred & Lucy, Part 9: The cake that ate Philadelphia

Part 10, The Offspring

Part 11: Grandmom

Life with Fred & Lucy, Part 12:Discipline

Part 13: Going to Palumbo's

Part 14, Mama Grizzly

Part 15, Day Trips

Pluck Your Magic Twanger, Froggy part 16

Riding the Trolleys, part 17

Fred's Posse, part 18

Part 19: A Day in the Life

Part 20: The Joker is Wild

Part 21: Fresh Fruit

Life with Fred & Lucy, Part 22: Batty

Life with Fred & Lucy, Part 23: Coupon Clipper

Life with Fred & Lucy, Part 24: Street Games

Life with Fred & Lucy Part 25: Uncle Ralph Meets King Kong

Part 26: Grandmom's Exploding Chicken

Life with Fred & Lucy Episode 27: Rat Patrol

Life with Fred & Lucy, Episode 28: Mother's Day

Life with Fred & Lucy Episode 29: The Attack of the Gnocchi Python

Life with Fred & Lucy, Episode 30: Robert Hall

Episode 31 Street Smart

Episode 32: Don't Kill Patty

Life with Fred & Lucy Episode 33: Card Sharks

Life with Fred & Lucy, Episode 34: Is That You?

Life with Fred & Lucy Episode 35: Soap Opera

Life with Fred & Lucy Episode 36: Evening in Paris

Life with Fred & Lucy, Episode 37: Graves "R" Us

2 comments:

  1. These are wonderful glimpses into that era; very true to the spirit of that place and time. And I love the visuals!

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    1. Thank you, Joseph. I'm so happy that you enjoy these stories. I'm forever calling up family members to see if they have pictures that go with my memoir. Sometimes, I luck out and find the perfect picture.

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