Weekly Photo Challenge – Hands

This photo was taken in Pennapiedimonte, Italy. The hands on the clock are the same ones that were there when my great-grandfather, Antonio Santoleri married his bride Sofia DiPlacido in this church in 1898. The face of the clock was changed in 1963, the year I was born. The clock gongs every 15 minutes, so wherever you are in the village, you know what time it is without looking at a watch. The priest at the church showed my son Nick and I the church record of their marriage, along with the births of many of their children. we also stayed in their home with a cousin from the DiPlacido side of the family, Domenico. The family resemblance was stunning!


6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Hands

    • My cousin Bruce, who passed away last year, was an amazing historian. He hooked me up with our distant cousin Domenico and made it possible for us to visit there. I will be forever grateful to him.

      • I wish I had asked more questions of my Mother and her siblings but they are all gone now. So much history passed from our knowledge with them.

      • Our family was quite lucky to have a historian like my cousin Bruce. We also had a family reunion 12 years ago where some of the older cousins told lots of stories and we video taped them.

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