Clementina DeMartin Mazzalon

Clementina was born on September 24, 1898, the fifth child and the third daughter of Giuseppe and Elisabetta. That she was born in a small village in the Dolomites, at that time in history, dictated the path her life would take. She watched the departure of her two older brothers and a sister to seek a life in America that would provide more opportunity, and … Continue reading Clementina DeMartin Mazzalon

The Hearth

This photo is of an old fireplace or hearth (“larin”, in dialect). Around the cracking flames was black soot. Before the smoke wandered the hallways and stairs, it flavored the pork that hung on special poles anchored to the ceiling, which in turn energized the already robust appetites. The hearth was usually in the middle of the darkened wall, surrounded by worn benches towards which … Continue reading The Hearth