Wednesday, January 26, 2011

War of the Tomatoes

1953, right after my parents first wedding anniversary:

Up in the York Avenue apartment, my half Italian father who thought he was 100 percent Italian, accidentally repeated these words to my Aunt Alice within earshot of his Italian mother. "Patty's sauce is better than Mom's."

After watching her mother-in-law's huffing reaction to this announcement, my 100 percent Irish mother who thought she was Italian was pleased as punch.

This kicked off a 46 year "War of the Tomatoes." Patty Pryor and Ann Pryor Rode dug trenches ~ and it wasn't just tomatoes.

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