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Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Thursday, June 03, 2010

In Minnesota on the press approval from hell

At the plant since 9am Wednesday and finally back in my room at 9pm awaiting a call for a 2:30am approval, then we have one every 2 hours until 9pm tonight...Say a prayer for me! LOL

OH an absolutely no access to any blogs while I am at the plant, so I can not visit y'all

Got this from Mom Joan through Dad Vince yesterday and wanted to share it. Many cultures can point to their achievements but these are some from my culture

I Am An Italian-American

Next time you're watching a rerun of the Sopranos and think Italian
Americans are all about organized crime remember this (see below) …

I am an Italian American

My roots are deep in an ancient soil, drenched by the Mediterranean
Sun, and watered by pure streams from snow capped mountains.

I am enriched by thousands of years of culture.

My hands are those of the mason, the artist, the man of the soil.

My thoughts have been recounted in the annals of Rome , the poetry of
Virgil, the creations of Dante, and the philosophy of Benedetto Croce.

I am an Italian-American, and from my ancient world, I first spanned
The seas to the New World . I am Cristoforo Colombo.

I am Giovanni Caboto known in American History as John Cabot,
Discoverer of the mainland of North America .

I am Amerigo Vespucci, who gave my name to the New World, America

First to sail on the Great Lakes in 1679, founder of the territory that
Became the State of Illinois , colonizer of Louisiana and Arkansas , I
Am Enrico Tonti.

I am Filippo Mazzei friend of Thomas Jefferson, and my thesis on the
Equality of man was written into the Bill of Rights.

I am William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence .

I am an Italian-American; I financed the Northwest Expedition of
George Rogers Clark and accompanied him through the lands that would
Become Ohio , Indiana , Wisconsin and Michigan . I am Colonel
Francesco Vigo.

I mapped the Pacific from Mexico to Alaska and to the Philippines , I
Am Alessandro Malaspina.

I am Giacomo Belinimi, discoverer of the source of the Mississippi
River in 1823.

I created the Dome of the United States Capitol. They call me the
Michelangelo of America . I am Constantino Brumidi.

In 1904, I founded in San Francisco , the Bank of Italy now known as
The Bank of America , the largest financial institution in the world, I
Am A.P. Giannini.

I am Enrico Fermi, father of nuclear science in America .

I am Steve Geppi, founder of Diamond Comics, the largest
Distributorship of comics on the planet.

I am the first enlisted man to earn the Medal of Honor in World War II;
I am John Basilone of New Jersey .

I am an Italian-American.

I am the million strong who served in America ’s armies and the tens of
Thousands whose names are enshrined in military cemeteries from
Guadalcanal to the Rhine .

I am the steel maker in Pittsburgh , the grower in the Imperial Valley
Of California , the textile designer in Manhattan , the movie maker
In Hollywood , the homemaker and the breadwinner in over 10,000

I am an American without stint or reservation, loving this land as only
One who understands history, its agonies and its triumphs can love and
Serve it.

I will not be told that my contribution is any less nor my role not as
Worthy as that of any other American.

I will stand in support of this nation's freedom and protect against
All foes.

My heritage has dedicated me to this nation. I am proud of my heritage,
And I shall remain worthy of it.

I am an Italian-American

13 Of Your Sparks

  1. Jeff B Says:
  2. Oh sure, now everybody's going to want to be an Italian-American!

    Hope all goes well with your trip.

  3. CiCi Says:
  4. Hope all goes well on the trip.

  5. Dad Vince Says:
  6. Jeff - The largest club in the world in the Italian-American Wannabe Club" (lol)

  7. Jeff B Says:
  8. Dad Vince- Nice one. My wife is first generation US born from Italian rootstock. She's going to have to come over here and read this post.

  9. Dianne Says:
  10. business trips are a killer
    hang in there kiddo

    Being from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn I am an honorary Italian
    It's true, it's true

  11. ...linguine and clams!...

  12. Travis Cody Says:
  13. I'm just an American mutt. Don't know when we got here and don't have any particular cultural traditions that have been passed down through the generations.

    I do love Italian food though. Does that count for anything?

  14. Bar Says:
  15. You are missed :)

  16. Linda Says:
  17. I gotta say, this doesn't sound like a fun trip at all! Hope all goes well and you can go home soon!

  18. Lu' Says:
  19. Cool redesign Vinny. I like it. I know I haven't been by but it soens't mean I haven't been thinking of you :)

  20. So, doesn't it get a bit crowded in your head with all of those identities? ;)

  21. Mimi Lenox Says:
  22. Checking comment again...not here..hmmm..

  23. Mimi Lenox Says:
  24. Every two hours??! Are you still alive? Whoa.

    I love Italian-Americans! But I might be biased. One of my best friends in the whole world is Italian-American. What a coincidence!


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