BOOK The Delta Italians Their Pursuit of The Better Life and Their Struggle Against Mosuitos Floods and Prejudice By Paul V. Canonici – cafe1919.org
As Delta Italians got settled and better situated some had big weddings with suptuous dinners Sarah Allegrezza Love told me When Mary Biondini got married in Shaw in the 1920s they built a large latform.
Out in the open at Fred Biondini's house The cake was so big that it took four men one at each corner to carry it That was a big cake I've never seen one like it in all my life We ate danced and cut the
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Ake Mary married Joe Battini from Chicago He owned a fleet of taxicabs and drove them all to Shaw Mississippi for his wedding On the way he stopped at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis to ick up the hotel ban.
These days Canonici introduces himself as simply “Paul” although most people have known him as Father or Monsignor That’s understandable considering his 40 years as a Catholic priest His career included service as parochial schools superintendent and parish pastor He holds a Doctorate in sociologyA Shaw Mississippi native and the son of Italian immigrant parents Canonici is today retire