Papi’s Photo

In case anyone wanted to see the image that makes up this blog’s banner, here it is!  This is from when my grandfather was a Bersaglieri soldier for a couple years.  In Italy, every man, once he turns 18, is required to be in the army for two years.  Luckily, Papi was a part of it during peace-time, so he never had to go to war.  He had all the training, though, and he was able to play the bugle and wear a fancy hat full of pheasant feathers!

Doesn’t he look spiffy?

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