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49 years after they arrived from Italy, my father and grandmother pose at her new home in Calpella, California. He's 53, she's 73. In the background beyond the fence, part of the vineyard my grandfather had sold a couple years before after working it for almost 40 years. Also, our 1948 Hudson. One of my brother's first Ektachrome slides, restored and color-corrected. View full size.