Dear St. Andrew’s Society,

Cultural identity and a full heart

I’m a third generation Californian on my mother’s side. Both sets of her grandparents came from Italy to the Bay Area at the turn of the 19th Century. So, when I was growing up, all our extended family celebrations were with the Italians, and I loved it. Being Italian American is a key part of my cultural identity, and the one I most strongly identified with when I was growing up.

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