confessed. “I never wanted to go away to college like they did. I preferred to stay here and help my parents. I’ve only been to the city four times, twice to see The Rockettes Christmas show and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and twice to see a Broadway show and then dinner with my parents. We once took a trip to Disney in Florida and my parents took me to Great Adventure once with their friends and their kids, but I don’t remember either,” she chuckled.
“It’s time,” Mandy shrieked into the phone. “I’ve been laboring several hours, the contractions are getting closer.” Alessia jumped to her feet. Randy leapt down onto the hardwood floor, spinning circles. “I’ll meet you at the hospital.” She kissed Randy goodbye, securing his kennel tightly and rushed out the door.
Grandpa wept into the receiver, “thank you, thank you dear, for carrying on the family name and for honoring my Nazario, our own private tribute.” Alessia bawled, “You are welcome, yes, our private tribute. You are all the only family I have, you are my children’s family, I want them to know you all and for all of us to always be close. A wise-old man once said, ‘you stay with family’ and I always will.”