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Why Wasn’t I Born Italian?

This was my desire while growing up in North Jersey during the 1950s.

Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash

In the town I grew up in, Paramus, New Jersey, you either were Irish or Italian. I was neither. I was of Norwegian descent. The parochial school I went to had names ending in an “i,” “o,” or “io.” Where did I fit in being an Olsen?

I would sunbathe with my olive-skinned friends such as Karen Navarchi and Donna Finochairo…

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Carole Olsen

Carole Olsen

A Top Writer in Humor on Medium. Author, freelance writer, senior citizen, outdoors enthusiast, vegetarian, loves animals, people are questionable.