When I first received an email from Carlo Orlando, I was so excited: I couldn’t believe it – a living, breathing Carlo Orlando. His was a name I was very familiar with; I had even used it as example on my “Chieuti Surnames” page. I have multiple Carlo Orlandos in my database because many of the Chieuti residents practiced the tradition of naming the first-born son after the paternal grandfather. The earliest Carlo Orlando in my database was born c. 1761 and died in 1809. The Carlo Orlando who emailed me back in December 2006 is his 4th great grandson.
Carlo began sending me reminiscences for my website. They were so well written and made me feel a such a part of the story, that I wish Carlo would write a book. I can smell the bacon! Enjoy!
Chieuti ancestors immigrated to: Cleveland, Ohio
Surnames: Orlando, diGiorgio, delCalzo, Vitale
Here are his stories in the order he wrote them. Just click on a link.
Weekends at Nan’s and Gramps
Smells of Little Italy
First Smells, Now Sounds
Tatootch and Miattz
Summertime in Little Italy
A Renaissance Woman
Nikki and Nana
It Takes a Village
To My Parents
Friday Night Lights
The Cool Cat
Something Borrowed, Something Blue
Except if noted otherwise, all photos for Carlo’s stories were provided by Georgeann Orlando Butler©