TERESA


I’m 72 years old and so is my twin sister. I wake up each morning happy, grateful and excited to be alive. Of course I’ve been blessed with great Italian immigrant parents and sometimes feel more Italian then American. There’s a lot of street sense in me cause I grew up in the Bronx. I cuss to much and was taught, “If someone hit’s you, you hit them right back.” But Jesus says, “Turn the other cheek” Confusing to say the least. I use them both at different times.

My twin and I had to beg my parents to let us go to college. We worked in factories and saved enough money to pay for the first year. My Mom didn’t think education after high school was important. After all she could teach us how to be homemakers and that’s what we would be doing anyway. When we said we could marry a doctor or a lawyer instead of neighborhood bums, she acquiesced. The experience was amazing we completed 2 years at a boarding college. In those days the cost was one thousand dollars a year.

My two sisters and I love to cook, laugh, dance and sing. We make each others lives easier. Love has a way of doing that. We socialize often and it re-energizes each of us with more love. Except when we argue, get upset and call each other names.

I was a single parent and raised two wonderful happy children. My daughter is a hairdresser and my son is a plumber. They are good, tax paying and family loving citizens. They have blessed me with 9 grandchildren and one great grandchild. My divorce hurt a lot of people. Today I know the ramifications of such a major decision has on relatives and children.

I was a hairdresser for 35 years and loved every minute of it. It was like having coffee everyday with friends. When a client came in sad, they always left happy. After 35 years and some financial success, I wanted to try something new. So I bought a talent agency. I discovered Shia LaBeouf when he was eleven and we are still great friends. I love being a talent agent and never intend to retire.

I’ve also learned a lot from my mistakes and setbacks that I want to share with my bloggers and hopefully help some individuals avoid the pitfalls I fell into. So here I am wanting to share what I’ve learned during my journey of 72 years on this wonderful planet.

Comments

  1. Rafael Noble says:

    Hi Teresa,
    You know you have always been like sunshine to me, and I loved your blog! You are such an amazing spirit that it is hard to believe that God actually made two of you! I’m looking forward to hearing more about you and your sister’s lives, and seeing more of those yummy Italian recepies.

    Big love!

    Rafael J. Noblé

  2. Travis Stanberry says:

    This is wonderful and inspiring to read. It’s nice to know that you ladies, after having lived rich lives full of ups and downs, still appreciate it after seemingly so many years! Which is no easy trick in my opinion. Thank you for sharing!

  3. This is wonderful- I love family and reading you blog and watching your videos makes me feel like I’m part of yours! :) Much love, keep on going!

  4. Laura Divane says:

    Where is you blog located? I would love to read it. I too am a single mom and have raised 4 children. So very proud of the people they have grown to be. THree successfully completed college, and two have gone on to graduate school. One more year of high school for my son then off to college for him too. Adjusting to an empty nest. Blessings to you and your family.

  5. Very interesting subject, thank you for posting.

Speak Your Mind

*