The Lentine family
Ursula Lentine – Atlanta, GA
This was taken in the early 1940’s. Our family has immigrated from Sicily four generations ago. It started with two brothers. Little by little we arrived, established ourselves by working hard and saving money to get the next relative here. My grandmother’s family had a local grocery store with mostly fresh produce. Some of our family got into trouble, but for the most part we kept ourselves in good standing. We stayed close to each other and loved living in America. Some of my uncles served in the military. The first American born generation did not speak the Italian language, it was shameful at the time to be a foreigner, so we adapted by speaking English as much as possible. We have researched and found our family crest and we love all things Italian in honor of our ancestors making their way over here.