November 2020 Italian American of the Month Born as Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio in Martinez, California on November 25, 1914, Joe DiMaggio was the fourth son, and eighth child of nine children born to Sicilian immigrants Guiseppe and Rosalie DiMaggio. The couple had traveled to America in 1898, leaving behind the community of Isola delle Femmine off the coast of Sicily and the waters where the DiMaggios had been fishermen for generations. DiMaggio’s father, Guiseppe, brought his family from Italy to the Martinez fishing community and then later, when Joe was… Continue Reading…
October 2020 Diana Taurasi Diana Taurasi Speaks at A Celebration of Life for Kobe and Gianna Bryant Many Lodge members remember Diana Taurasi. I guess I’m particle but in my book, Diana is the Greatest basketball player of all time. I know all the arguments but I still stand by that statement! We have Diana and they don’t! In 2002 UConn Coach Geno A answer to the Question: ” Are you confident your team can win the national championship and why?” he answered Yes we’ll win! We’ll win because we… Continue Reading…
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