A Few Things From Gina

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How I Feel About The Boys

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10 thoughts on “A Few Things From Gina”

  1. Marie, thanks for this posting. You do a great job putting things in its proper order.
    MARIE cringes when she sees another e-mail from Gina. After I get home from my volunteering and need to relax I roam thru the internet and when I see something I like I send it to Marie. She gets hundreds of suggestions and I appreciate that she posts some of my ramblings.

  2. Gina, You put this travel post so well. I wish I could go there. I still refer to them as “my boys”. I guess I will always feel that way. Joanie G

  3. Me, too, Gina and Joan. Since I have followed them since 2009, they have been “my boys”. And I have felt jealousy over the time they have spent in Italy. But they belong to the world now, so I have to let go of the feeling that they belong to us. But it is very hard to do, sigh.

    1. Gina, I thought you wrote it about me. Yeah Allene, jealousy, the whole bit. They will ALWAYS be my Boys too. The pictures are awesome if you click on them. I want to go to all of those places!

      My favorite line of this post – “I would have to pay a fortune for my suitcase full of ‘keep Gina alive’ pills.”

      Got my CD DVD things from PBS today. I now own the song “Grande Amore” X 5. DO NOT tell my family this. Also, don’t tell them I have enough love to go around to all 5.

  4. For our tennis fans, especially Lydka, Linda Dawson and Kelly.
    From Ann and…

    The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

    Flavia Pennetta is an Italian professional tennis player who most recently (this past Saturday) became a Grand Slam singles champion after winning the 2015 U.S. Open against fellow countrywoman, Roberta Vinci. Born in Brindisi, a city in southern Italy, in 1982, Pennetta’s father introduced her to tennis at the age of 5. She trained for years and even played her future opponent, Vinci, when they were both 9 and 10 years old. At the age of 17, Pennetta won the French Open in doubles with Vinci as her partner. Since she first began competing professionally in 1997, Pennetta has won eleven career WTA singles titles, as well as four Fed Cup team competition titles, and the Australian Open in Doubles – her first Grand Slam title.
    Pennetta has defeated a number of Grand Slam singles champions, such as Justine Henin, Mary Pierce, Martina Hingis, Amélie Mauresmo, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova, Victoria Azarenka, Samantha Stosur, Li Na, Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova. Pennetta is also one of only seven players to beat Venus Williams in three consecutive matches. She was also awarded the title of a Knight of Order of Merit of the Republic in 2007 by the President of Italy. Pennetta’s most recent victory in the 2015 U.S. Open is especially significant as it was the first all-Italian women’s final in the history of the United States Open. After her win, Pennetta announced her retirement from tennis.
    ‪#‎ItalianADay‬ ‪#‎Italian‬ ‪#‎Tenis‬ ‪#‎ItaliansInSports‬ ‪#‎USOpen‬ ‪#‎GrandSlam‬

    1. Thank you Marie and Ann. I will add new information. Flavia announced that next June will be wedding in her hometown with her boyfriend tennis player Fabio Fognini and looks forward to the future role of mother. I wish good luck to her and a wonderful life with a happy family ! 🙂

  5. Gina, I loved your post! The photos of the various Italain scenery are fantastic. I hope and pray I get to just ONE of those beautiful locations someday! They do belong to the world now, but will always be our boys in our hearts.

  6. Gina, this is beautiful, and yes we are all suffering from “letting go” pains…alas, that’s what happens when we are fortunate enough to see “our children ” grow up!! And as far as those pills, I have faith…I’m going to live until March 17 so I can feast my eyes (and ears) on OUR BOY S!!! Grazie. …

  7. Marie, Ann and Gina
    Thank you so much for posting the info on the tennis. What a surprise that Flavia ended her career at the end of the match, but I’m sure she wants to start a family. I was shocked and will miss her. She was always such a pleasant person, very kind and loved by her opponents. Good luck to her.
    These pictures are beautiful. I love the colors on the buildings rising from the water. Gorgeous country!!

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