Meet my Sicilian friend, Teresa Savoca.This is a recent photo of her as she celebrated her 50th birthday! I love the cake!
Teresa is the older sister of Angela, who I have mentioned before in this blog, and we have been friends now for quite a few years.Teresa has graciously opened her home to me and my family as I traveled to Sicily and we have stayed there on several occasions.
Teresa is a teacher in Giardini-Naxos, the seaside town next to Taormina in Sicily.When I first met Teresa she didn’t speak or understand any English, but we have been corresponding on Face Book and email and lately even on Twitter. Teresa has been studying English in Sicily but she tells me it is “molto difficile,” or very difficult. I understand because I thought the same thing about learning Italiano.
I am hopeful that Teresa will come to the U.S. next summer for a vacation and be able to enjoy the places here that she has only read about. She wants to be able to have a better understanding of the language but as I learned, once you go somewhere and spend enough time to immerse yourself into the culture and lifestyle, you learn so much more.
Teresa is an excellent cook and her pasta pomodoro is amazing! I am so lucky to be able to call her my friend, la mia amica.
Ciao Margie, ho letto con molto piacere le cose belle che tu hai scritto su di me. Anch’io sono molto contenta di averti come amica e spero con tutto il cuore di poter venire un giorno in America. Ho tanta voglia di visitare l’ America e sarei tanto contenta di conoscere tutta la tua famiglia. A presto. Un abbraccio.
Hello Margie, I read with great pleasure the beautiful things that you wrote about me. I am really happy to have you as a friend and hope with all my heart that I would one day come to America. I really want to visit the America and I would be very happy to know all your family. See you soon. A hug.
Grazie Teresa, Io sono felice che ti piace il mio blog. Spero che la giornata sarà presto quando mi visita nella mia casa in America!
Thank you Teresa, I am happy that you enjoy my blog. I hope the day will be soon when you visit me in my home in America!
She looks more like 25! Such generous people Italians! Amazed at their creativity and love of
beautiful things..and they treasure friendships.
If she reads this, I wish her a very Happy Birthday year!
Nice to have Italian friends. The birthday cake is beautiful! Is the cake an open book? Very creative!