10 hours ago
This was given to Papa when he worked at #UniversalStudios. He was beloved by so many at the company he loved just as much as they loved him. My grandfather was the hardest working man I have ever known. There are so many TV shows and movies he built sets for when he worked there. There were zillions of concerts he worked over his time there. I grew up going to so many concerts because Papa worked there. So many, that there are some I'm sure I don't even remember being at, lol. I went to the 1990 MTV Music Awards with Nana and we sat in the 2nd row next to some big names. #Aerosmith was sitting right behind us, #JanetJackson in front of us.. This was the year #Madonna did her famous Vogue performance in the big poofy dress.. #TheMonkeys were there and I got their autographs. Lol. I met all of these musicians personally. When we went to concerts we were always at the backstage parties. I met #Sting... I saw #NewKidsOnTheBlock for my birthday one year and brought my 2 girlfriends with me and we took a limo and we had a body guard haha. Because of my Papa, I had an amazing musical life. I was extremely blessed for so many reasons having him as my grandfather. I got to see a lot of cool things at Universal Studios because of Papa, things that "normal people", didn't get to see. I have so many good memories because he worked there. Let alone the fact that my Nana worked at #JPL #NASA too. I had an amazing childhood. Papa and Nana are special people. They came from a poor life; both sets of their parents being first generation Sicilians, growing up in Buffalo dirt poor. And my Papa and Nana made a life for themselves. Neither of them being college graduates, barely having high school educations, they made a life for themselves and made sure my mom and then myself, had not just more than they did growing up, but a LOT more. I am so blessed. I have so many great memories and now memorabilia because of who they are/were in their lives. I could never compare to these two people. #universalstudiosamphitheater #burbank #california #caligrown #blessedlife #vegas #lasvegas being my second home growing up as well... always vacationing here as a small child.