Uncle John

Earlier this week, The Boyfriend's great-uncle passed away.  He'd been sick for a while so it wasn't completely unexpected but it's still a very sad time for the family.  He was a San Franciscan born-and-raised, World War II vet, and a devout Catholic who loved his family and had a great sense of humor.  (He was also our next door neighbor and the source of this yummy limoncello recipe.)

We had services to honor Uncle John yesterday but I wanted to share a little bit of him with you, too.  A few years ago, he and his wife (of 64 years!!!) were interviewed by a local news station about a little-known San Franciscan lie.  They're basically the cutest old couple ever so do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to watch this video of the news segment.  I promise you'll love it!

Rest in peace, Uncle John.


  1. Very cute couple - cool little clip. I love trivia. So you live on the zig-zag street?

  2. So sorry for your (and the BF's) loss. :( I read the obit...what an amazing guy! The video is even better...what an adorable couple---reminds me a lot of the couples in that movie "when Harry met Sally". My favorite part is the end when he's all surprised that the camera man isn't allowed to drink on the job...so cute!

    Have a great weekend!

  3. What a cute and quirky video, and an awesome street! Thank you for sharing!

  4. So sorry to hear about Uncle John! He seemsed like a great man to know, love them as a couple, so sweet together!

    The video fo the zig-zag is great!

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the BF's family. And that video... what a charming man and an adorable couple! I die.

  6. awe I'm sorry for you loss. That video was too cute. What a cute couple.

  7. My thoughts go out to you and your boyfriend's family

  8. i'm in love! my family is full of old italian men, too, and they are just the best. the way you described uncle john, and his 64 year marriage(!), make him sound like an amazing man. i'm so sorry that you and your boyfriend had to lose him but he sounds like a man who lived a great life, and that is always a blessing.


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