About Nonna Ann Marie
My name is Ann Marie Capista (Fischer) and I was born in a large bustling city on the Adriatic Coast of Abruzzo called Pescara. Life in Pescara revolved around it's major port that supplied fish for most of its' inhabitants and the many markets just outside the city. Like many other regions of Italy it sports it's own dialect and defies many other Italians to understand it. For instance Fagioli is pronounced Faciul. Go figure!!!
I grew up in Pescara until I was eleven and completed 5th grade there. Then together with
my parents Michele and Maria and my two sisters and one brother we left Italy like many others in search for a better life and work which was scarce due to the war that had just ended. We arrived to the very interesting if some what frightening city called Newark, NJ. Our family was not used to this kind of life and it took a bit of getting used to. We continued the Italian ways for many years after.
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