I was going through some old family photos with my Grandmother today, and she shared a number of family stories with me. Here they are in MP3 format:
Grandpa and the Pastries (Carentan France)[audio http://steve.rogueleaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/130724-130724-Grandpa-And-The-Pastries.mp3]
“Frankie” DeMatteis[audio http://steve.rogueleaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/130724-130724-Frankie-DeMatteis.mp3]
Grandma’s First Experience With Uncle Andrew DeMatteis[audio http://steve.rogueleaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/130724-130724-Uncle-Andrew-DeMatteis.mp3]
How Great-Grandpa DeMatteis Lost His Leg[audio http://steve.rogueleaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/130724-130724-Great-Grandpa-DeMatteis-Leg.mp3]
Uncle Elmer Martin The Ferryboat Captain[audio http://steve.rogueleaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/130724-130724-Uncle-Elmer-Martin-Ferry-Captain.mp3]
“Lord, If You Come Through the Roof, I’ll Pay For the Shingles”[audio http://steve.rogueleaf.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/130724-130724-Lord-If-You-Come-Through-The-Roof.mp3]
Two stories not represented here as I couldn’t find them in the recording (I need to comb through it more carefully) include one about General Eisenhower visiting Grandpa’s hospital and how he motivated everyone there not to waste food, and one about how Grandpa and his best war buddy Paul Reed got their spending money via a combination of pressing clothes and gambling. I’ll post them when I find them.