Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Castelbuono - a quick snippet

Token and I took an ITT (Information, Travel and Tours) trip on Sunday to the little town of Castelbuono. (if you want my whole write-up about the trip, check out www.sicily.navy.mil/signature this Friday. My article is on page eight.)

I'll do a full recap in a bit, but wanted to jot down this little story.

The priest of the town's cathedral is a very vivacious Italian man whose English is very limited. The only words he knows in English are 'Obama' and 'yes, we can.' Hahaha! He's very optimistic about the future. He also loves Americans. Loves! Anyway, he asked Token where he was from (in Italian) and then asked him/us if we had any babies. I said 'no,' so he came over, placed his palm on my head and said something in Italian and then placed his hand on Token's head and said the same thing. Our tour guide translated that he said, "You will have a baby in nine months and it will be a boy."

So, yeah... stay tuned.

Here's a pic of the prophesizing priest.


Mom BR said...

Hmmm - now that's an interesting little story! Guess you better start thinking of a good boy's name. Guess we'll see huh
Love you guys,

Mom BR

Nancy G said...

HA HA HA!! I figured THAT would get a response!! Good luck!! Start planning that trip!!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... let's see, you could shoot for November 10th - Grandpa's birthday, or November 2nd is Danny and Ben. Then Ryan's is the
16th! Hope I didn't leave anyone out. We can help with names too, if you'd like! I'll bet we could come up with some good ones!
Ha, ha! Anne

Anonymous said...

So...are you trying for a baby boy now, because if babies are born in 9 months that means you have to get pregnant NOW!!!!

Tracie/Token said...

Hmm... this post sure did receive a lot of posts. Interesting! Haha!

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Nancy G said...

OMG!! You could bring him home for Christmas!!! Woohoo!!

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Anonymous said...

Hmmm...you've got to keep us posted! Italians seem to know their baby stuff. I have an aunt who is Italian and she always tells us when we are pregnant if we're having a boy or a girl, and she hasn't gotten one wrong yet.