In 1492 Columbus Sailed
the Ocean Blue...
The United States is a country
of immigrants, we all have ties
to a homeland. And every October
the Italians and others celebrate
Columbus'arrival in the New World.
I'm not Italian though many people
assume I am. My late father-in law
always thought I was Italian and would
ask my opinion every time we ate Italian
food. I would say, "Bernie, I'm not the
Italian daughter-in-law, that's Angela."
( There are a lot of kids in the Murphy family)
I'd say, "I'm the Irish/Eastern European
daughter-in-law, you can ask my opinion
on Irish soda bread, goulash and pierogis."
But I'm a good Italian cook, and he always
loved my lasagna.
I love Italian foods,
and Italian fashion.
So today I went out to celebrate
Columbus Day, New York style.
30 blocks of Fifth Avenue are closed
for the parade and there are big crowds.
There are marching bands,
a festive horse cart.
It wouldn't be an Italian celebration
without Italian guys carrying a religious
statue on their shoulders.
They even had the Santa Maria.
I couldn't help wondering if this
guy was Italian...
and if he likes lasagna.