An email exchange with my brother

In case you don’t know us well enough, there are a few things to keep in mind while reading this email exchange between myself and my brother. (Email addresses removed)
1. He was leaving for 2 weeks at the cottage.
2. I wasn’t packing for anything (other than an overnight for a dear friend’s wedding up north)
3. My mother’s brothers died long ago
4. My niece’s first and last name is the same as mine, but for one letter

From: Luisa
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 12:58 PM
To: Tony ; Valerie
Subject: Have a nice vacation

Hi there,

I didn’t get a chance to call you guys last night (had company over until late), but wanted to say – hope you have a great couple of weeks! I hope it’s relaxing for both of you (I know you want to accomplish a lot), but rest is important, too. Especially for those who have to work weekends (Val!) Easy on that back, Tony!


From: Tony
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:11 PM
To: Luisa
Cc: Valerie
Subject: RE: Have a nice vacation

Thanks my dear

Have fun with your packing. No stress please. Mom tells me we will be driving up on 30th – looking forward to the break.

I’m hoping to do very little. Hope I don’t bother mom.

By the way – we plan to leave tomorrow, so are available tonight other than a short visit to nonna & nonno.

From: Luisa
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:16 PM
To: Tony
Cc: Valerie
Subject: RE: Have a nice vacation

That’s too rich. this is your sister, dear, not your daughter.

Confused the heck out of me – trying to remember what I was packing for.

Thanks for the chuckle!!


(It’s your fault for naming her Lisa, even though it’s a very nice name)

From: Tony
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:21 PM
To: Luisa
Subject: RE: Have a nice vacation


2 thoughts on “An email exchange with my brother”

  1. Hi Luisa,

    Stumbled onto your website by chance & while reading through your blog it was like reading my own if I had written one.
    The homage to your brother made me cry …don’t have a big brother but can relate with my own cousin.

    Your parents photo’s looked familiar to me …then I realized that I actually met your brother (10)years ago in Toronto
    at conference at Ontario Hydro. SMALL WORLD. My father (Luigi (Gino) DiLollo) mother was Angela Perrella. My Perrella cousins
    are in Cleveland Ohio. Actually I believe your cousin Anna is married to my cousin Peter perrella? You Brother & I merged our
    perrella family tree info.

    Best regards to you & your family & may we cross pathes someday in Toronto or Montreal or Macchiagodena!

    CIAO …. Angela Di Lollo

  2. Hi Angela!!

    Great to hear from you, and thank you for the kind comments. (And yes, my 2nd cousin Anna is married to Peter, who is also a cousin (3rd, 4th??))


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