Represent The Family
During the 70’s, growing up in a large Italian American family had some specific guidelines about interacting with the outside world. It was a different time.
Mother would say, “Listen here kids! When you walk out that front door, you are representing the entire family. You will look proper and act proper. You will not disrespect our name, and you will not embarrass me.”
And Dad would add, “Remember, believe half of what you see and none of what you hear. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And never tell anyone what goes on behind closed doors.”
That was quite bit of pressure for a seven year old heading to the bus stop carrying a Star Wars lunchbox.
But in the family way, you embraced the feeling of belonging and loyalty. Continue reading “Missing When She Had Your Undivided Attention – Marriage Callemonit”