Our lives often are determined by other people's decisions.
My grandmother Carmella and grandfather John had decided to leave their little towns in Italy and come to America.They had many children, including my father Anthony. Then Anthony had three. Those included me.
Had Carmella and John not emigrated I might have been sleeping the other night in Amatrice, Italy. Today, because of the 6/2 earthquake, the town no longer exists. I might not have either.