When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…

God knows, I love listening to Dean Martin.  Here, have a sip of vintage Dino…That’s Amore clip.  He was born Dino Paul Crocetti, to Italian immigrant parents in Ohio, and spoke only his father’s dialect of Italian until he went to school.  He was, and still is to me, the King of Cool.  Sweetie and I went to the land of his father on our honeymoon, and this image was taken while we were in Florence howling at the moon.  Sweetie was a breech baby, born backwards and we fear she hasn’t changed since.  She has what the Prophet Omega termed “crossed-up condition”…tends to say “right” when she means “left” and so on.  Smart as a whip, but does things backwards.  We did the honeymoon first, followed with the wedding reception some months later, then went to the Grove Park Inn and were married!  It was just the two of us and the padre, in the garden of a home that hosted F. Scott Fitzgerald and in which Nina Simone took piano lessons.  So, I guess I’m backwards now too, and the only thing I’d do differently is to do it all again!  And if anyone’s looking for a honeymoon recommendation, try Florence and the Arno River by moonlight…and bring a little Dean Martin with you to set a fine romantic mood.
(5 September, 2006  Arno River, Firenze, Italy)

God, don't you love Dean Martin!

7 thoughts on “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore…

  1. Hmmm, definitely an idea for a 20th wedding anniversary I´d say…I´m totally in love with Italy and while Rome has stolen my heart, I think just about any place in Italy would do the same to be quite honest….gorgeous photo…and lovely story about your marriage. I think backwards is good sometimes in life…and whoever said you were doing things backwards? Maybe everyone else is??? 😉

  2. Wanted to share my favorite Florence love shot with you. I don’t know if you’ll be able to open this or not Jay – you’d think some computer savy would rub off after almost 22 years of marriage but alas – let me know if you can’t open this and I’ll send it along another way.

  3. And lucky you are! I’m sure it’s a wonderful place, it surely produced at least one wonderful man. The world’s a much richer place because ole’ Dino was in it!

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