An American private receives a grateful welcome from an Italian woman after the Battle of Anzio.
On May 25, 1944, General Lucian King Truscott, Jr’s men captured Cisterna, and on June 4th, General Mark Clark led the American forces into Rome. Here the US tanks pass the Colosseum.
The sky has been the biggest tease for over a month now, growing cloudy each morning and late afternoon, sending ominous dark clouds to lord over me as I jog. I tempt fate by washing my car and watering the fig tree, since that’s usually a guarantee for precipitation, but to no avail. The most rain we get is three minutes tops, and usually just sprinkles, not the deadly downpours like Boulder, Colorado has seen this week. Short of doing a rain dance, I have no power over the weather. However, I did discover a place today that is a site for sore ears…
Ahhhh. I feel better already.