Commercial fishing boat in Porticello (Palermo Province), the village where my grandfather was born and lived before emigrating to the United States in April 1913 My grandfather was 17 years old when he emigrated. First, like many from Porticello, he went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he worked as a marble mason. Eventually, he settled in…
My Grandfather’s Craft
When my grandfather Vincenzo Scola first came to the United States from Sicily in 1913, he worked as a marble mason in Wisconsin. Years later, he made this marble piece, featuring his and my grandmother’s wedding photo. It’s one of my prized possessions.