No matter how hard I tried, I could not for the life of me find an Italian long-lost ancestor to claim as an olive branch on my family tree. Lots of good folks, but not one, single Italian.
But this trip does entail a journey to a homeland; to a small town of about 3,000 inhabitants named Chiusa Scalfani, perched on the hills of north-west Sicily . Not much of note happens there as the residents make a simple life in agriculture and textiles; however, it looms monumental in the mind of a certain pilgrim, of sorts, accompanying us on this trip. Let me briefly tell you the background story of our 84 year old friend, Salvatore Vetrano...
Paula A. Reynolds
Lover of travel and life's many other blessings!