La Famiglia

This is my father,
James Melvin Elwell
and his Mother,
my grandmother, Bernice.

This is my mother,
born Anne Marie Rivituso
February 27, 1922

This is my mother and me
at my Grandparents home in Rochester, New York.
My grandfather made the extensions on the peddles
as my legs were to short to reach the peddles
that came with my tricycle.

This is my mother and father with my Godmother and cousin.
My Godmother is my mother's sister Rosemary Rivituso,
married to Blase Nicosia
and my cousin is also called Blase after his father.

Here I am
with my Mother
Cousin Blase S. Nicosia

nonno and nonna

This is my Grandfather,
Anthony Rivituso
and my
Grandmother Margare Allenza


Here I am watching the Pasadena Rose Parade in 1957
from my Uncle Bernie's  gas station
sitting on the  truck with my
Cousin Elaine Rivituso.
I'm the one in the bathing suit,
on the left side.
I'm just 1 month shy of 12 years old.