October 1st was my Nana’s birthday. She would have been 92 this year but passed away in January 2017. She was Irish rather than Italian, but the proverb fits. I tried to post on her birthday but it’s difficult to find words to express what she meant to me and how much I miss her presence in my life. In my life, she was always present, even across the miles. She was a cheerleader, a confidante, a drill sergeant, and a comforter. She was matter of fact and blunt at times, but .