This page is dedicated to great moments we shared when we were young.........
Florence Szramowski Potorti (my mother) at First Holy Communion in Reading, Pennsylvania - about 1931
Grandmother Maria Rosa guiding Rose Marie Potorti (Daughter of Dominick & Viola) - 1940's
Rita Potorti (Daughter of Dominick & Viola) sat nicely for this portrait.
She later married Joseph Fiordaliso.
(Me) Marian Potorti (Daughter of Carl & Florence) - 1950
My brother, Carl Allen Potorti with the famous "Juice Machine." This juice machine was custom-designed and made of stainless steel with a hydraulic lifting mechanism. Photo taken about 1973.
My brothers, Carl Allen Potorti (left) and Robert Potorti (right) - 1962
With Cousin Dolores Potorti (left) (Daughter of Dominick & Viola) at the 10th Street tiny backyard, where we were allowed to play. My father, Carl, had a part-time weekend mechanical job with a Florida carnival when it was in town. He would bring home some of the carnival prizes - dolls and teddy bears. Dolores later married Frank DiTillio.
Here is Rose Lee Potorti (Daughter of Michael & Rose) with our Grandfather, Mario, in South Philadelphia.
Photo below is Rose Lee at graduation (late 1950's)
She later married Nick Badame of Philadelphia.
Rose Marie Potorti (Daughter of Dominick & Viola) & me, 1951 at our grandparents' home in South Philadelphia.
She later married Don Cola