Saturday, January 26, 2013

Not Related to Chef Boy-Ar-Dee

But wish I was! As a kid I loved eating Chef Boy-Ar-Dee. I always wonder if I was related, but found out that Chef Boy-Ar-Dee was actually made from a man named Ettore "Hector" Boiardi. He decided to name his product "Boy-Ar-Dee" to help Americans pronounce his name. The same must of happen with our last name Di Dia to Dee. I was also told it was due to Italian discrimination. It makes me think about the time when people were discriminated because of skin color, and sex discrimination. I couldn't believe that the nationality of a person would be a reason to discriminate. But I truly believe that there would even be reverse discrimination. I have known people that wouldn't even serve thier food to people of certian nationally, but Itilians loved to serve their food, and were very proud to show it off. Pasta was the main reason for this. Adding pasta to meats and vegitables dishes, was something new in America. Maybe that is why I am so addicted to pasta! Please visit Hector Boiardi

Saturday, January 5, 2013


It's funny how I continue to work on my family tree and how many KINS I have in the Sandusky, Ohio area. The names are getting longer and longer every week I work on my family tree. I am getting to think that Ohio is the main area of Italian immigrants, you would think New York or New Jersey would be the main hub for Italians, but I am think that Ohio was the largest Italian immigrants. As I sit here I am watching Tommy Boy, a 1995 movie starting Chris Farley and David Spade. The movie is hosted in the city of Sandusky, Ohio. Ohio was the leading automotive parts and I have found records of some of our family members working in the automotive industry, even though most of them were barbers or shoe makers. The newest family member that has been added to the family tree "Farrar". In the next day or two I will list all those that have direct connection to the Italian Family Tree.