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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:18 pm    Post subject: A translation please? Reply with quote

Hi everyone! Could someone please just give me an idea of what this says> I don't need an exact translation, just a summery of it, it seems to be about my town. Thanks Mr. Green kiss .

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:26 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

MikeSavoca91 wrote:
Hi everyone! Could someone please just give me an idea of what this says> I don't need an exact translation, just a summery of it, it seems to be about my town. Thanks Mr. Green kiss .

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Mike it will be easier if you attach the document...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 4:24 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

liviomoreno wrote:
MikeSavoca91 wrote:
Hi everyone! Could someone please just give me an idea of what this says> I don't need an exact translation, just a summery of it, it seems to be about my town. Thanks Mr. Green kiss .

Mike

Mike it will be easier if you attach the document...

Oh I do agree Livio.... much easier giornale

Come on Mike...where's your document???

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Shocked www.solicchiata.it/sol...ta_3.1.htm OOOOOOPPPPPPPS!! Boy oh boy do I feel silly lol.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

In spite of the researches done in castiglione di Sicilia and in the Church of Sacro Cuore di Gesù in Solicchiata, it was not possible to find out the origin of this Village and of its name (Solicchiata).
According o some witnesses the village started at he end of feudalism and grew up at the end of 1800. The place was good at growing grapes and at that time the request of wine was high.
At he beginning there was no water nor electricity. Rich men used to build big cisterns and allowed the farmers to take water. Women had to go to the river Alcantara to wash the clothes.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

OOOOPPPPS Embarassed ! I forgot I posted this. Thanks Livio! That is interesting, I love trying to understand how life was for there people...my family.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 1:32 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

I found these in a box of my great grandparents' thngs, and I would love to know what they mean. Grazie!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

I will leave the translations to the Italians who know what they are doing. The prayer card (Our Lady of Carmel) is signed by a Catholic nun though.
Suor is like Sister.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

Here is the photo to the first letter I wanted translated.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

The following are not literal translation...

midgetpicletter.jpg

"27 September 1958
she (I believe it is referred to the old woman sitting on the knees of the younger one) must be blessed because she did allow to be picked up like a child. She did everything to make us laugh"

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"Enjoy this holy image and this medal sent by Sister Anna Blandina. You must keep them as a souvenir of her. Many kisses Sister Anna Blandina.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:03 pm    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

Thanks Livio! That is so cool, I wish I knew who Anna Blandina was if anythng to the family.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:03 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

Can someone tell me what these say? Sorry the handwriting is sloppy!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 1:04 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

I would just also like to know what the name here is, could it be Erminia?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 5:03 am    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

Mike,
It looks like ARMINA .... I know two elderly ladies with that name....

I've translated the text I put here for you.

Nome:
ARMINA
Significato :
Nome di origine germanica che deriva da ermina o da irmina con il significato di "potente, grande": � l'appellativo del dio Tiwaz di un'antica religione germanica. Questo nome, in forma maschile, appare in un poemetto di Goethe ("Hermann und Dorothea", in italiano "Arminio e Dorotea", 1797).

Name:
ARMINA
Meaning:
A name of germanic origin that derives from 'ermina' or 'irmina' which means "powerful, great": May have been the common name of an ancient germanic religion. This name, in the masculine form, appears in small poem by Goethe "Hermann und Dorothea", in italian "Arminio e Dorotea", and in English "Herman and Dorothy" 1797).

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:06 pm    Post subject: Re: A translation please? Reply with quote

The name is Arminia..I can say this in confidence since my name is actually Erminia and I have often had people mis spell it in the past....

Oh yea..and I like the meaning, too. I know its Greek...perhaps a derivative of Hermes.

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