IVANO SAYS: IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR BOOK "LA NOSTRA COSTA" (OUR COAST) IS NOW AVAILABLE IN E-BOOK FORMAT.
IT IS AVAILABLE ON LINE AT AMAZON'S KINDLE BOOKSTORE:
AND ALSO AT BARNES AND NOBEL'S NOOKBOOKS
AND ALSO AT:
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYBODY
AND HERE IS A SPECIAL THANKSGIVING MESSAGE FROM CATHY BROVIA (BELOW ON THE RIGHT) AT JOE BROVIA'S INDUCTION TO THE PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE HALL OF FAME.
Happy Thanksgiving Ivano and family....
I was watching Channel 25, and watching a Japanese fellow from Watsonville (professor or something).. He was talking about living in Watsonville at the time of the war with Japan.... how they were treated etc., and forced to move to the camps... was sooooo interesting and heart breaking at the same time for me. I can not remember his name, but he spoke of so many people like Norman Mineta, Harry Truman, and so many politicians etc.....
Then...... all of a sudden, BOOM!!!! Davenport Historical moments came on, and there YOU WERE!!!!!!!!!! I think it was 2010 reunion at the berry farm. I got interrupted with a call from my firefighter grandson Nick... He is Joe's grandson, and is with the California Firefighters. He lives in Carmel Highlands, and wanted me to go down to his home for Thanksgiving... I am just not up to it this year... Guess that is why I did not attend the Berry farm reunion.... was in the hospital twice in july, and am still feeling crappy.
Just wanted you to know I really enjoyed the video, and you are handsome as ever. Hope you got to sell a few books.
It looked to me like there was a picture of Joe in front of what I thought was you in uniform.... Like I say, I got interrupted, and I heard you mention his name. I am so happy he is always remembered...
Anyway, thanks for the Costa Nostra News... i so enjoy reading it...
Happy Thanksgiving, and like the old saying goes.... YOU OUTTA BE IN PICTURES!!!!! Singing those old songs.
I am sorry I just could not make it this year... But I REALLY, ENJOYED WATCHING THE WHOLE TV PROGRAM especially all the beautiful Italian songs!!!! I remember listing to Joe's dad sing those beautiful Italian songs at holidays, and I always had tears in my eyes. He had such a beautiful voice.... I miss him so much along with Maria, and of course my dear husband.
Keep up the good work,
Sempre Avanti,,,,, Cathy
IVANO SAYS: Sempre Avanti Cathy. And yes, I did have a photo of Joe (Brovia) on the Photo Display Table. I never go to an event without at least one photo of Joe. I'm always asked the question, "Who is the baseball player", which gives me the opportunity to tell the story of the famous "Davenport Destroyer".