Where your family is from
Both sides of my family originate in Italy. Please don’t ask me where in Italy, because I don’t know…maybe one of my relatives will see this and tell me.
My great-grandparents settled in Brockway, PA…then my dad’s parents in Ridgway, and my mom’s in St. Marys. I grew up in St. Marys.* (Ridgway is about 10 miles from St. Marys.)
*No, there isn’t an apostrophe in St. Marys, PA. I don’t know why.
St. Marys is known for being the home of Straub Beer:
And Decker’s Chapel, which I used to think held some kind of record for being the tiniest chapel, but it doesn’t: