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14 December 2000

The summaries in English were extracted from complete articles published on Il Centro - Quotidiano d'Abruzzo and Il Messaggero - Abruzzo edition.

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14 December 2000 - Il Messaggero

Vasto - No sex at 94 / Niente sesso a 94 anni, by Marina Recinelli
Twice a widower, A.G., 93, contacted a marriage agency to find a wife, and a marriage was organized with an Eastern European lady in her fifties. But while she thought she was going to look after a feeble old man, the Vastese husband was still quite passionate. So she asked for a separation because "too old to satisfy his sexual needs".

14 December 2000 - Il Messaggero

Chieti - Sees her daughters again after 40 years / Le ho riviste dopo 40 anni, by Lilli Mandara
After her love story in Venezuela with Orazio, a young man from Abruzzo, already mother of two children, two daughters were born, Milena and Leda. Orazio sent the daughters to Italy, then he came back in 1963 alone, and married again. But Milena and Leda never forgot her mother. before he died, Orazio begged them to find Eloisa. And Milena's husband finally made the miracle, and a year ago in Caracas Milena met her mother, and invited her to come to Italy. And Eloisa has come to stay until february, a great-grandmother now, waiting to see the first snow in her life, and learning to make gnocchi.

14 December 2000 - Il Centro

Teramo - A new book on traditional dishes / I piatti tradizionali raccontati in un libro, by Manuela Martella
Cuisine history in three regions "Storie e tesori della tavola in Abruzzo, Marche e Romagna", published with funds of the Banca Popolare dell'Adriatico. Author Alessandro Molinari Pradelli, journalist, historian and gastronomy lover.