Today is the first visitation I am not looking forward to it she was like a second mother to me and a third grandmother to my children. In the true Italian tradition whenever we went to visit the first question was always "did you eat?" and trust me if you were a tiny bit hungry guaranteed you would be over full by the time you left! And could she cook!! I don't think there is a chef around who could hold a candle to the spaghetti sauce she used to cook on an old wood cook stove at their place in Oro-Medonte, I can still smell and taste it to this day!
My dear Zia Lillina I will miss you, I love you very much.