November 2 – Yesterday you met the Restani side of the family. That was my mother’s side. Today I’ll share the little I have about the Stagnaro family, my father’s side. I guess because he was a male, they did not think he needed any family pictures? I am not sure who has them all, if there even are any. I know I have only been able to gather a few.
The couple on the left are my father’s parents on their wedding day. They had 5 children, two boys and three girls. I am not sure who the other couple is. I do think that my dad looks like my grandfather. I am sorry that I never met either one of them. They passed away long before I was born.
|Giacomo and Natalia Stagnaro|
|Aunt Elizabeth on the left
Aunt Hilda and Uncle Al are the
bride and groom
|Aunt Irene and Uncle Lloyd|
My aunts and uncles on my dad’s side are a little less familiar to me than my mom’s brother’s and sisters, although I do have some memories of them.
I remember going to visit Aunt Elizabeth in San Francisco. That was a big thing once we moved to San Bruno. We hardly ever went to the city!
Aunt Irene and Uncle Lloyd lived in San Mateo. He owned a chocolate company (Boldeman’s Chocolate) and we used to get boxes of “pokies” when we went to visit them. Pokies were like M & M’s. Once upon a time they sold “pokies” at the candy counter in Sears.
|BBQ at Aunt Hilda’s|