1. Jodi
    March 16, 2020 @ 9:29 am

    I love, love, loved this post. I’m not Italian but about half of my friends are and I’ve known many nonnas. This post made me well up with memories of those Italian moms/grandmas — their warmth, their hugs, the abundance of food, Sunday dinner traditions, the arguing and laughing, the appreciation for music, art and wine. One especially touching detail: the thoughtfully purchased Oreos for Jack. If only my mom would make that effort to know my special needs child … Thank you, Carrie. x


  2. wanona dwyer
    March 16, 2020 @ 3:06 pm

    Beautifully, beautifully written. Warmed this G’ma’s heart and brought tears to my eyes. How I love my Keegan.
    Wanona Dwyer (Vince’s mother)


  3. Cheryl Clarys
    March 17, 2020 @ 10:31 am

    Oh my…..what a heart warming story,directly from Jacks heart.Such love he has for his Grandmother, and rightfully so! What a wonderful family story to share , that brings comfort and creates precious memories that Jack will tuck deep in his heart forever! This is so important in todays crazy world. Thank you Carrie for sharing this touching column now and always. I look forward to it……time after time.


  4. Daniel
    June 21, 2022 @ 6:51 pm

    I came about your post while I was looking for info on the cariello family that were my great grandparents best friends in the late 30’s in Albany ny. I started reading and I couldn’t stop. I wasn’t gonna leave a comment although I loved reading but I watched the video and Jack is lucky to have so much love in his life. Sounds like a wonderful family. Best wishes from Albany NY


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