One of my distant cousins Kyle Sanna sent me the photo below of my Sanna family. That is one of the earliest pics of the family. The young lady on the left of the photo is my great grandmother Giuseppa "Josephine" (we all called her Nonna), the woman to her left I think is Anna Romano Sanna, the man in the middle my great great grandfather Filippo Leone Sanna aka "Papa Leone", to his left are two of his sons, the oldest--Antonio Raphaelo "Anthony" Sanna and the youngest--Pasqualino aka "Douglas" Sanna.
What is amazing is that in this picture my grandmother May in her youth (and now!) is the spitting image of her mother in that photo.
Here are some of our family photos. Do you notice just how much my grandmother and her mother look alike?
Grams in Brooklyn in the 40's
Grams and her mother Nonna in Brooklyn in the 40's. Grams is still around in her 90's.
Mi familia at the summer placee in the Poconos in 1944. That's my great grandma Nonna, my grandmother's sister Jeanine who is still alive and kicking in her 80's, her father Thomas Gaetano Mangiere (he died suddenly in 1946) , then there's my Aunt Jo Ann and finally my grams holding her.
Here's my grams and gramps in the Poconos. You know, my grandmother was always a beautiful woman and so was her mother Nonna but it wasn't until I saw that young picture of Nonna that I realized how beautiful the Sanna & Mangiere women in our family really were.