Watched a bit of a PBS show on Italian-Americans last night. How wonderful to be reminded of simpler times and what our ancestors went through to give us a chance at a “better” life when they emigrated to America. We have much to be proud of as a people — hard work, creativity, culture.

And, oh, the fabulous food we grew up with and how that made us different from our neighbors. Thanksgiving without an Italian course? Unheard of.

Happy Columbus Day.