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Orlando, FL

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November 14, 2011

Do you speak or want to learn Italian ?

I lived in hse with grandmother, she spoke Italian to my Mom, didn't understand too much. took Italian in High School, but never really practiced it. When I went to Italy, I remembered enough words to make myself understood. Would love to learn it properly.

Ever lived, been or want to visit Italy ?

Have been to Italy many times. From Lake Como to Sicily. We loved visiting. 3 grandparents from Sicily, 1 from Bari, a little town called Altemura. I visited there in the late 90,s. Since I lost my husband last year, my traveling days have ended.

Want to meet a very eclectic fun group of "Dolce Vita" lovers ?

That depends on WHAT you mean by "Dolce Vita" lovers??? I met my husband when we were 18 and was married many, many years. My idea of a Sweet Life is meeting fun people whom I have a lot in common with, enjoying good food and good conversation, and maybe some traveling.

Why do you want to meet this crazy, fun, food loving group ?

I just answered this question in the above question. I would add, I have lots of family and friends living here in Orlando and in the Northeast. I am looking for some new friends that is not a constant reminder of my loss.


My name is jean firriolo all four grandparents born in Italy, i grew up in Bklyn,NY. My husband who passed away was italian also. We both grew up in a very ethnic environment and am very proud of my heritage. We traveled to italy ma y times

What Jean is saying about this Meetup Group

A wonderful group of people. Enjoyed meeting everyone. It felt like being back in days gone by with my Italian family. Thank you Cheryl for getting us together

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