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Mike Nencetti
#Saturdayff There is no documentation of how my great grandfather Cesare Augusto Nencetti arrived in the US from Italy. It was not Ellis Island. We believe it was through Canada.
My father who is also a Cesare says it is Chez-a-rae - accent on the first syllable. he spared me the name and that's why I have an American name. - Mike Nencetti
One of us! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I suppose I am a Canadian, eh. - Mike Nencetti
Mike, what year did your great grandfather immigrate? Some of my ancestors came from Europe before Ellis Island was opened. - Greg GuitarBuster
Greg - That is what we do not know. He was born in 1880. Sometime in his 20's. We have a firearms permit from Italy in 1904, so after that. His father, and his oldest son (My grandfather) were named Temistocle. He went by Tom. - Mike Nencetti
So, I was supposed to have been named Tom. But that is a story for another SaturdayFF - Mike Nencetti
We came through Canada as well. It's been too long ago to get citizenship out of it though. I guess I'm stuck down here. - Brian Johns
Are we talking about this Caesar Nencetti? - bentley
8 children, 4 have left from that link - Mike Nencetti
If you click on View the Document, you can see the 1940 census. However, for earlier censuses , I need Ancestry, so I can do that tomorrow when I go to work. In the meantime, I have something that might be of interest. The link is awkward 'cause it's a search result from an odd little website. It's Donata's newspaper obituary and it says they married in 1904.... more... - bentley
The same little website has a death notice (not an obit) for Caesar and it has very little information. - bentley
My aunt Mary Donata can probably shed more light on this, she's retired and living in Florida. We think he may have been a horse thief, and came here to get away.... - Mike Nencetti
I'll look in Ancestry tomorrow when I'm at the reference desk, so it will be totally work related. :-) - bentley
my last name is extremely rare in the US. most trace our roots Cesare who arrived here most likely from Canada. Would love to find actual documentation. - Mike Nencetti
Still poking around, found a wedding announcement and photo of Albert in 1938. Very bad scan, I'm afraid, so you can't make out faces. - bentley
This is the translated 1880 birth certificate. Province of Caserta Town of Arce Registry Office Extract of the birth certificate of Nencetti Cesare Augusto Year 1880 # 98 In the year 1880, on the 27th day of September at 10.15 am in the Town Office. In front of me, Giuseppe Quattruni (?), Secretary appointed and approved by the Mayor on 11th day of October 1879, and Registry Officer of... more... - Mike Nencetti
This is the 1904 translated firearms permit. Office of Public Safety Permit for long barrel firearms The Prefect of the Castrovillari county AUTHORIZES Mr. Nencetti Cesare, son of Temistocle, of civil status (p.s. not in the military), born in Arce, 23 years of age, resident in Oriolo, to carry, for hunting purposes also, only the long rifle, with the prohibition to shoot migrating... more... - Mike Nencetti
They were married March 28 (26?), 1904, in St. Ann's Church in New York, according to a newpaper article about their 50th wedding anniversary. They moved to Frankfort in 1910.... more... - bentley
Thanks Bentley. The newspaper articles are new to me. I had the 1940 census documents. - Mike Nencetti
I found the passenger list of the S.S. Nord America, left from Napoli, arrived in New York 5 Sep 1901. I DM'd you the info. - bentley
The 1930 census record for Caeser Nencetti [Ceaser Nencetti], married to Donata, living in Frankfort, Herkimer, New York, says that he immigrated to the U.S. in 1901. I was double-checking that it matches the information from the 1901 Nord America manifest. - bentley
Wow :) - Brent Schaus from iPhone
We think he became a citizen when he was married to Donata Caivana in NYC in 1904. Donata Caivana was born in NYC in 1887. Thank you Bentley for all your help, you now have me hooked on the page. I think I'm going to have a tougher time tracing my wife's lineage from Trinidad, Lebanon and China. It should be a fun challenge. - Mike Nencetti
Mary B: #TeamMonique
That sinking feeling, when you just know Photoshop has hung up, because its cute lil gif loader has NEVAH spun THIS long...
Steve C Team Marina
Two neighbors lost their homes to foreclosure this month. Though the banks say they will work with you these days it's not true in CA. There are too many investors lined up to buy any property they know they have a way to get and even make money on their bad loans right now.
One neighbor had been there 40 years. I'm not sure what refinance they did to still have a mortgage they couldn't pay, he still worked full time. - Steve C Team Marina
The banks have been caught red-handed turning people out of their homes even when they're *up-to-date* on their mortgages. And the feds seem to be doing NOTHING about it. At the time the US was bailing the financial industry out, I thought I saw the point because of all the jobs that depended on it. But after what they've done, with impunity, and then turning around and having NO sympathy or gratitude to the US public - fuck them. Let them burn. - Spidra Webster
I'm sorry to hear about your neighbors. It's a hard experience. My sister is a paralegal working with commercial real estate. She's told me that FHA and Fannie Mae never supported refinancing of troubled mortgages, despite the government programs. - Greg GuitarBuster
Shannon - GlassMistress
MAN and I have started watching Black Sails. In last night's credits there was an actor who played the part 'hand job pirate' ... this killed me!
Sarah G.
Nothing like the 37th cup of coffee to make you finally feel alive...
Just wait till #42. - Joe
Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
I finished my Nutella, scraping the sides and everything, but I still wasn't satisfied so I added chocolate ice cream into the jar... #PMS
I would have done that, added some milk, and went at it with a hand blender. - April Russo
I don't have a hand blender. Also, that's too much work. :P - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart
But...Nutella milkshake, right in the Nutella jar. :D - April Russo
Snow blowing all over the place but accumulation doesn’t seem to be too bad. Yet.
Andrew C (✔)
High-Frequency Traders Need a Speed Limit - Bloomberg View -
"In today's electronic financial markets, a single investor can execute more than 10,000 trades a second, meaning that more than 1,000 trades can happen in the blink of an eye. Electronic trading firms are willing to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to shave off even millionths of a second. This raises an important question for human welfare: If real economic activity depends on people doing things, and people can't possibly think or react this fast, who benefits from all the speed?" - Andrew C (✔) from Bookmarklet
"Some earlier research has suggested that batch auctions might eliminate the fleeting arbitrage opportunities that drive the current arms race in trading speed. Now, two researchers -- Austin Gerig of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Daniel Fricke of Oxford University -- have shown in a detailed analysis of batch execution that the optimal time period between trades... more... - Andrew C (✔)
"A speed limit on trading would probably be bad news for companies currently profiting from the technology-fueled microsecond scrum over information. But markets are supposed to serve investors and the companies they support, not financial intermediaries." - Andrew C (✔)
Yeah, the status quo is insanity. - Stephen Mack
A fraction of a penny per share fee should clean that right up, and yet not really affect actual human traders at all. - Brian Johns
Lahore - Pakistan.
Lahore - Pakistan.
لہور لہور اے - i f t i
:) - ma∟ıĸ
Hi, dear friends on FF, I'm #RTmalik. ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌AndThisIsWhatMyStrollingAndGrinningLooksLike,Folks!! :))
Hi, dear friends on FF, I'm #RTmalik.  ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌‌ ‌ ‌ ‌ ‌AndThisIsWhatMyStrollingAndGrinningLooksLike,Folks!! :))
گوودوو :))))))))))))) #غپلو - پریســــــا
((((: <3 اِس غپلو نے ہسنے تے ٹُرنے دے صدقے تھیواں میں - i f t i
<333333 شرارت آپ کی آنکھوں سے ٹپک رہی ہے آر ٹی ملک صاحب :))))) - wicky
:) - ma∟ıĸ
so cute <3 - Kanga-na
<3 <3 <3 ماشااللہ، چھوٹا سا ننھا سا پیارا سا کیؤوٹ سا سٹائلش سٹرولر - QT
hello little fella! :)) <3 - ►JontyPi◄
:) - ma∟ıĸ
Every time I see this post, it #makes_me_smile! :)) <3 - NajVal
What NajVal said! :)) - iFriend
too cute and endearing! <3 - w4?
:) - ma∟ıĸ
Love the way you stroll and smile, RT Malik! :)) <3 - Bluetooth
:) - ma∟ıĸ
oooye hoooye!!!!!!!!! :))))))) <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 - alavi
:) - ma∟ıĸ
<3 غپ غپ غپلو غپ غپ غپلو :-)) - chotA
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 - LadLa
I solemnly swear I am up to no queue -
I solemnly swear I am up to no queue
این گربه ها از جون کتابا چی می خوان ؟ - Marjan
کتابخون های حرفه ای هستند :)) - Mahdi
گربه ها عاشق اینن که یکی زیر چونه شون رو نوازش کنه. به همین خاطر چونه اش رو می ماله به لبه کتاب:دی - آلیوشا
آدم لجش می گیره خب . هر چی عکس قشنگه یه گربه اون وسطه :)) - Marjan
این گربه ها هستند که عکس ها رو زیباتر میکنند :)) - Mahdi
رونوشت مخصوص :) - Mahdi
It can be frustrating when your cat reads faster than you do. - Ken Morley
read! with name of the god (and cat's help) - yedi
I hope my cat won't be able to read faster than me!! - Mahdi
شخم - Primavera
این فید بعدا نوستالژیک میشه خانم پریماورا :) - Mahdi
ای جونم :* - فاطیناز
"Victoriano Gomez died on 8 February in the small town of San Miguel, El Salvador. He was shot under the afternoon sun, in the football stadium."
"People had been sitting in the grandstand of the stadium since morning. Television and radio vans had arrived. The cameramen set up. Some press photographers stood on the green playing field, grouped around one of the goals. It looked as if a match was about to begin." - Eivind
"His mother was brought out first. The worn-out, modestly dressed woman sat facing the place where her son was to die, and the people in the grandstand fell silent. But after a while, they began talking again, swapping comments, buying ice cream and cold drinks. The children made most of the noise. Those who could not find seats in the grandstand climbed a nearby tree for the view. An... more... - Eivind
From The Soccer War by Ryszard Kapuściński. - Eivind
Stephen Mack
Victor Ganata
The crescent moon and the deep blue sky between concrete blocks #photo3652015 #mahiwaga3652015 23/365 -
The crescent moon and the deep blue sky between concrete blocks #photo3652015 #mahiwaga3652015 23/365
Blizzard on East Coast Seems odd to have horrible winter weather that does not involve Minnesota... Be safe stay warm and I recommend vodka #ofcorseialwaysrecommendvodka
Pretty LaBelle
Grilled cheese with tomato, caramelized onions, avocado, and bacon; tomato bisque, and French fries @…
Grilled cheese with tomato, caramelized onions, avocado, and bacon; tomato bisque, and French fries @…
Oh. - Larua Boats
It was delicious. I dipped my fries and my sandwich in that tomato bisque. It was bomb, but we have ruled The Standard out for any future brunch outings. - Pretty LaBelle
ula$ ツ
Meet Rufus: My Dog Who Has Funny Adventures While Sleeping | Bored Panda -
Meet Rufus: My Dog Who Has Funny Adventures While Sleeping | Bored Panda
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<3! - Janet
bayıltmışlar mı köpeği nasıl yapmışlar? - smells kıtakıl
yok artık. uyuyo işte. köpekler böyle horul horul uyuyor valla. bi de uslu, terbiyeli bi tipse kolayca maymun edebilirsin. - akaşa
hadi ya. benim ki tam bir sayko. azcık elleşsek havlayarak uyanıp sağa sola saldırıyor. - smells kıtakıl
benimkine de zor biraz. heyecanlanıyor hemen, sırtüstü yatıp karnını filan açıyor. ves.lerin bi köpeğinin uykusu çok ağır, boynuna tasmasını takıp çeksen bile uyanmayıp sürükleniyormuş yerde aşfjsdlkg - akaşa
köpekte pek güzel - ula$ ツ
ula$ ツ
Parenting in the wilderness -
Parenting in the wilderness
Parenting in the wilderness
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böyle şeyler gelince çocuk yapasım geliyor, sonra diyorum saçmalama, sen insansın! - akaşa
:D - ula$ ツ
Andy Bakun
This hotel has been able to recreate the experience of smelling the hotel lobby with the lip balm available in the gift shop.
Stephen Mack
When our family moved to California from England in 1979 (when I was age 12), my brother Phil and I wanted to visit Santa's Village (in Scott's Valley, off Highway 17 on the way to Santa Cruz) more than any other place in the world. -
When our family moved to California from England in 1979 (when I was age 12), my brother Phil and I wanted to visit Santa's Village (in Scott's Valley, off Highway 17 on the way to Santa Cruz) more than any other place in the world.
(Image from a blog post by a woman named Wendy Lawton with her own recollections of visiting Santa's Village.) - Stephen Mack from Bookmarklet
My father had become tired of living in England, feeling that the tax rate had grown too high and the standard of living had grown too low. There was labor unrest (I recall nurses, taxicab drivers, and garbage collectors all being on strike at the same time) and my father wanted to move us to Silicon Valley. But the house he'd bought wasn't ready yet, so when we moved in the Summer of 1979, we rented an apartment in south San Jose, near Cottle Road. - Stephen Mack
At the time, there was a theme park not too far called Frontier Village.( There wasn't much to do for us in Summer -- my dad was working, we didn't know anyone, so my mother would take me and my brothers Phil and Rob and sister Jo to Frontier Village quite a bit, until we got sick of it. But we saw signs advertising Santa's Village. - Stephen Mack
The ads made the place look magical: Igloos and cabins and sleigh rides and reindeer and elves and mushroom houses and treehouses and snow. - Stephen Mack
We'd pester my mother endlessly to visit. But it was a long and hot summer, and my mother had zero interest in driving over the Santa Cruz mountains on highway 17 to visit the place. (She was always a bit of a nervous driver, and highway 17 had a deservedly awful reputation as a dangerous highway -- before it was upgraded, it was poorly graded, prone to closure due to rockslides, had [and still has] very windy turns, and was frequently shut down due to accidents.) - Stephen Mack
Occasionally we'd go to the beach in Santa Cruz when my mother was feeling brave enough, so we'd drive by the Village in Scotts Valley, catching brief glimpses of it from out the window. And it seemed like it was shut down -- we thought just for the Summer. - Stephen Mack
It got to the point where we'd built it up in our minds as being greater than Disney World, Sea World, Six Flags and Marine World all rolled into one. - Stephen Mack
Eventually our mother promised us a visit when it got closer to Christmas. - Stephen Mack
It became her go-to stick and carrot. "If you don't clean up your room right now, you can forget about Santa's Village." "Good job on that test. When we visit Santa's Village, you can have an extra reindeer ride." - Stephen Mack
And so then the fateful day in October was settled, and we all bundled up in our VW camper van (my mom always liked VW vans) for our visit. - Stephen Mack
We were all so excited it was indescribable. My youngest brother, Rob, was nearly carsick from the windy road. But we finally took the exit for Santa's Village (called, to this day, "SANTAS VILLAGE ROAD" on the exit sign) and drove into the parking lot. - Stephen Mack
The lot was deserted, but we attributed that to us being early (the flyer we had said it was open at 11, but we got there before 10:30). - Stephen Mack
The gates were padlocked. A sign, with the ink from the letters smeared and leaving trails of ink, said: SANTAS VILLAGE CLOSED FOR REMODEL REOPENING CHRISTMAS 1980 - Stephen Mack
We were heartbroken. - Stephen Mack
We hadn't thought to call ahead. - Stephen Mack
The world wide web was not even in an embryonic stage. So there was no web site to consult. - Stephen Mack
Dejectedly, we got back in the car and eventually settled on the steam train rides at Roaring Canyon in nearby Felton. - Stephen Mack
I don't think it's inaccurate to say I was in tears. - Stephen Mack
I never forgot that sign. Starting in November of 1980, a year later, at age 13, I began calling the phone number of the place to find out when it would re-open. - Stephen Mack
The recording on the phone number had few details ("Ho Ho Ho! You've reached Santa's Village. We are currently closed. Please leave your message for our elves after the beep.") And then one day, the number was disconnected. - Stephen Mack
We would hear rumors of remodels and transactions to re-open the place. - Stephen Mack
Every time we'd drive by, the igloos and mushroom buildings and cabins looked a bit more worn down. - Stephen Mack
By about 1985, when I graduated from high school, there was no longer much sign that there had been a theme park there. And honestly I don't think I really gave up on wanting to visit the place until about then. - Stephen Mack
It lives in my mind and heart today as a metaphor -- for longing, for a promise of enchantment, a broken promise. - Stephen Mack
But someday, I will take my children to Santa's Village. We will ride the sleigh ride. We will visit Santa. We will see elves making toys. We will climb the tree house to survey the snow-lined cabins. Christmas is eternal. Somewhere. Someday. Somehow. - Stephen Mack
-- fin -- - Stephen Mack
**claps** finally!! :) - Ken Gidley
I had the great pleasure of visiting Santa's Village several times as a child - but it was in the San Bernadino Mts in So. Cal., near Big Bear Lake. It shut down in 1998, but rumors of a resurrection exist: - Ken Gidley
I can understand how disappointing it must have been for you, Stephen. But can you imagine the disappointment in your parents seeing that sign and realizing the stick and carrot was gone? :) - Stephan from iPhone
Ken, wow, fascinating link, thanks -- maybe there is a chance I will one day take my kids to a Santa's Village. - Stephen Mack
Stephan, I'm sure you're right, but it's also balanced against the fact they never had to hear us beg for a visit anymore... :) - Stephen Mack
I'm in a Santa's Village Facebook group (also one for Frontier Village) and it's really cool to see members' old pictures of their visits. Someone even converted old home movies & posted them. I completely understand the longing you describe - it held a very similar thrall over me too, even when I was a teen living in Ben Lomond seeing the abandoned park every day, it felt like something on my childhood to-do list that I'd never gotten to check off. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
This was the completely opposite of our childhood. When we moved to CA, seeing the ads for Santa's Village freaked us out so much, it became a threat with my mother. "If you don't clean your room/eat your veggies/pass that test, I'm going to take you to Santa's Village!" - Anika
Anika: That's awesome. - Stephen Mack from iPhone
The Other Yvonne
So. So. Tired. Shuttle comes at 4:15 a.m. to pick up my husband and I'm pretty sure we'll be awake until then packing.
*squeeze* - Alix May
Oof, sorry, Yvonne. - Stephen Mack
Still going! - The Other Yvonne
Konking out for a 1 hour nap. - The Other Yvonne
What kind of moron would cook a roast dinner in this heat??! Oh wait... #fb
Steven Perez
OLD MAN STATUS ACHIEVED: I've been looking forward to changing into my pajamas since I got home.
WELCOME - MoTO: #TeamMarina from Android
old man status?? that's just a perk of life! - Sir Shuping is just sir
Guess I should start complaining about the music today and tell the kids outside to shut it. OH, WAIT. I DO THAT ALREADY. - Steven Perez
For years, I have threatened to write a book. And now I'm going to. Started doing some preliminary outlining for a nonfiction, pop culture-related project I'm going to work on in my spare time here and there. I'm really happy with the idea and I think that, even it's never published, it could be useful to someone. ‪#‎jazzed‬
Good for you 20 minutes a day would make bunch of words - WarLord
That's what I'm hoping, too! - Jed
The office cat at Gypsy's vet is 22 years old. O.o #goodadvertising
Impressive! - RepoRat
There are also office parakeets, parrot, lizard, and two more cats who "tend to stay in the back." This vet is half zoo. - lris from Android
Office pets are awesome. My doctors office has an office dog, but she's kind of aloof to me. Still makes me happy to see. - Heather
Poppy, miss dog, and #Mr3 have adventures.
Poppy, miss dog, and #Mr3 have adventures.
These 20 Sarcastic Pictures Will Make You Rethink The Way We Live
These 20 Sarcastic Pictures Will Make You Rethink The Way We Live
What a strange name for a dog. - Todd Hoff
What a strange name for a dog. - Todd Hoff - orfe
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