MEMORIES OF OUR CHILDHOOD AT F.I.S.

I WAS 11 TURNING 12.. MY DAD SAT ME DOWN AND SAID WE WERE MOVING TO GERMANY. I SAID ” WHAT ” HE SAID YES, YOU WILL BE LEAVING ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND AT THE END OF THE SUMMER YOU WILL BE VISITNG YOUR FAMILY IN ITALY FOR THE SUMMER SO THAT WE CAN GET THE APARTMENT READY AND MOVE IN.

7TH GRADE GRADUATION … MY FIRST YEAR AT FIS

SO OFF I TRECKED FROM THE PHL AIRPORT TO FRA AND THEN FROM FRA TO FCO TO MEET MY FAMILY WHO LIVED IN ROME. IT WAS A GREAT SUMMER AND HOT. THAT I DO REMEMBER. MY COUSIN SOLD JEWELRY AT ANTIQUE MARKETS AROUND ITALY AND LIVED WIHT HER HUSBAND IN A HUGE TYPICAL ITALIAN HOME. HER HUSBAND HAD 2 OTHER BROTHERS, ONE BROTHER WAS MARRIED TO ONE OF MY COUSINS SISTERS ( I WAS STAYING WITH JASMINE AND HER SISTER NATI …BOTH DAUGHTERS OF MY MOTHERS SISTER BARBARA …. BARBARA AND MY MOM BEING BORN IN BERLIN … ) THE HOUSE WAS ALWAYS FILLED WITH LOVE, CONVERSTAION, FAMILY AND FUN . THEY LIVED OUT IN THE COUNTRYSIDE AS I SAID .. ALL ABOUT FAMILY, I LIVED WITH MY COUSIN WHO HAD TWO BROTHERS . THE TWO BROTHERS HAD FAMILY OF THERE OWN AND LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSE WITH THERE FAMILIES. THEIR PARENTS WERE STILL ALIVE AT THE TIME, AND ALSO LIVED IN THE HOUSE WITH THERE LARGE DOG ” SARO” I FORGET WHAT KIND OF DOG IT WAS.. I THINK A NEWFOUNDLER …BUT REMEMBER IT WAS LIKE SITTING WITH A HUGE FLUFFBALL. THAT SUMMER WAS ONE OF THE BEST EVER. I GOT TO SPEND TIME WITH THE FAMILY, JUST ” BEING” WITH THEM WEATHER IT BE WATCHING TV, PLAYING SUPER MARIO WIHT MY “LITTLE COUSIN ” NOT SO LITTLE ANYMORE ( WE ARE 10 YEARS APART AND AS I WRITE THIS, I TURN 43 IN JULY LOL LOL ) WE TOOK DAY TRIPS INTO THE CITY AND WENT TO THE BEACH AND JUST ENJOYED THE SPECIAL BOND A FAMILY HAD… WELL.. AT LEAST I DID! YOU SEE IN MY HOME, I NEVER GOT THAT AS A CHILD AND NOW EVEN AS AN ADULT. MY FATHER WAS NEVER THERE GROWING UP AND MY MOTHER HAD TO DO THE WORK FOR TWO AS MY DAD WAS EITHER SLEEPING OR WORKING AND WHEN HE WAS THERE AND AWAKE, IN TRUTH, HE WAS NOT IT WAS ALWYAS ABOUT SOMETHING OR SOMEONE ELSE .