Armando Adriani


Armando Adriani is the husband of my mother’s first cousin, Liberata Antonelli. He lives in Mascioni. Now in his late 80’s, he told me recently how he made his living. He leaned into me speaking with intensity and counting off with three fingers, “la guerra, pastorizia, l’autostrada.” Destroying any romantic notions I held about shepherding, he emphasized that it was the worst 10 years of his life.

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