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November 7, 2008


Crystal May Ainardi
Barack Obama has tears

If you haven't noticed I haven't been around much lately. I have a good reason. I ended up finding a vision, and word of Change. I jumped on the bandwagon for Barack Obama right...

September 4, 2008

Vince's a Family Tradition!

Crystal May Ainardi
old school Italian restaurant

Vince's is a family tradition for many in the Seattle area, as It had once settled in the heart of the ole "garlic gulch".

August 1, 2008

Connecting to Italy

Crystal May Ainardi
ValSusa Newspaper
Reach back to the mother land

Making connections with Mattie and Susa

July 3, 2008

How I found the Italian in me.

Crystal May Ainardi
painting/drawing by crystal ainardi
Finding Italian identity in America

I’ve never read the book, “Were You Always an Italian?” by Maria Laurino, so I won’t pretend I have, but the reviews are a mixed bag.

June 17, 2008

We recreated a picnic of nearly 75 years ago

Crystal May Ainardi
Northern Italians in 1935

I had set out last year to find all the descendants and living from the photograph above. It turned out to be very hard work, but with patience, phone calls, emails, and letters....

June 2, 2008

Dying Art in the West

Crystal May Ainardi
Crystal Ainardi
Father Gene Anarde, and his granddaughter Raven Smith

The Dying Art in the West

May 28, 2008

Memories of Nonno

Crystal May Ainardi
family picture of Grandpa during WW11
Grandpa Louie

Memories of Nonno, in the old Garlic Gulch Seattle WA

May 24, 2008

Generation Unravel

Crystal May Ainardi
Little Italy of Boston

Generation Unravel

May 24, 2008

Native Religion, musings on The Catholic Church

Crystal Ainardi
Catholic Church NJ
Native Religion ?

Native Religion