Nobujiro Saito my father did not talk about his colorful life.
Oh no'ok kan yut kum," loosely translated, 'Grandfather (or granduncle
), give me some food.
Michelangelo the Younger was also a dedicated proponent of the myth of his granduncle
. While his interest in poetry fueled the publication of the first (and controversially falsified) edition of Michelangelo's Rime (1623), Buonarroti's commitment to glorifying the name of his famous ancestor, developing strategies for networking, and articulating a pattern of family identity and cohesion, led to his extensive patronage of Seicento Italian artists and sculptors for the creation of the Michelangelo galleria (still in existence today in the Casa Buonarroti in Florence).
The author's childhood, lived in the shadow of his celebrated grandfather and spent shuttling between his schizophrenic mother, his bipolar and cross-dressing father, and his generous, eccentric granduncle
, Leicester, is rich enough material for any memoir.
McCain's major-general granduncle
was the father of the modern military draft.
The news of her pregnancy so enrages her father - who refuses to believe she's a virgin - that Magdalena leaves home to live with her great granduncle
Tomas (Chalo Gonzalea) and troublesome cousin Carlos (Jesse Garcia), who is also estranged from the family.
In 1998, with my wife, I made my first visit to Alf's grave, my great-great granduncle
, who gave heroic service to Christ and to the Baptist cause.
When after the war my granduncle
visited his White Russian hometown, every villager asserted that he had saved Jews and then named the names of neighbors who had betrayed Jews to their German murderers.
, Waller Tazewell Patton, died of wounds suffered during Pickett's charge at Gettysburg.
"Here Otto was murdered on June 29, 1943; and Jenny vanished into the horrors of Treblinka." In all, the Nazis deported some 140,000 Jews to Theresienstadt and 33,000, including Kerry's granduncle
Otto, died there.
And when the last months of the calendar come around, Kackert does what his father did before him, and a granduncle
did before his father -- he plays Santa for parties.
In a lovely turn, the inimitable Giannini appears as Lorenzo's long-lost granduncle
, and there are some truly magnificent landscape shots of the Italian countryside as Lorenzo travels to his family's home town of Avelino.