This blog presents a record of the authors travels, thoughts and observations beginning in January of 2010 when he arrived in Thailand until the present.

The medium used by the author was an email journal detailing his observations that he shared with relatives and friends.

What had begun a a simple email relating the authors adventures over time evolved into a email magazine replete with sections and graphics.

Since the translation of the graphics from the email format to this blog is somewhat difficult given the authors rudimentary knowledge of the technology of bloging, he apologizes for any omissions or inadequacy.

Since the original emails were for private communication, the author regretfully admits that he included quoted items without attribution and at times it appeared as though some of the material used were the authors own. For this he is truly sorry. Unfortunately much of the information about the sources have long since disappeared from the authors files. Should anyone notice any material not properly identified and authorized please contact this blog and the author will gladly correct the error.

It has been over two years since these emails commenced and adapting them to this blog format may confuse the reader because there will of necessity be some inconsistency with strict chronological order. In an effort to mitigate this, the categories that accompany the blog divide each year into quarters. Each quarter will contain the posts for that quarter in reversed chronological order.

As for the posts themselves  there are two beginning points, one starting in January of 2010 and one beginning at the start of the nearest quarter to the time this blog began in January 2012.

Copyright warning:

© Joseph Petrillo and This and that from re Thai r ment, by 3Th., 2010 to date. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Joseph Petrillo and This and that from re Thai r ment, by 3Th., with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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  1. Bob Honeysett

    Hi Joseph – I was doing a search for Bargellini in Roccantica, Italy and came upon your blog. I have been doing some research of my mother’s family and I’m wondering if we are somehow related. My grandmother was Zaira Bargellini (Rizzoli). My mother is Gilda Rizzoli. Do you recognize these names? I knew my grandmother’s sisters that came to the U.S. and was aware there were siblings that she visited back in Italy from time to time. The name Elisa Bargellini (and the Petrillo name) ring a bell somewhere in the back of my head. Is it possible that we are somehow related? I would be interested to hear from you.

    • Bob,

      There were 12 siblings in the Bargellini family along with Elisa. Some of the children migrated to the US including Elisa and her sister. I do not know the sister’s name (we referred to her as “sisitimia” or something like that.) I do not know her married name. They lived on Wallace street in Tuckahoe N.Y. I do not know if other siblings migrated to the US with those two. At least one sibling migrated to Australia. One of that person’s descendants is a fairly well known artist there named Lieti (or something like that). Some of the brood remained in Italy. One I got to know quite well was named Philomena, her son Mauro still lives in Roccantica. His two brothers, Francesco and ? moved to Rome and raised their families there. Francisco’s daughter Roberta lives in Spain. Another relative, I am not sure if she was a sister or cousin named Alfonsa, married a man named Bernocchi and moved to Casperia. Another sister or cousin lives in Cantalupo. Her son Rego still lives there in the same house he always did.

      I lived for two years in Rome practicing law there from 1960 to 1970. I also had an apartment in Roccantica during that time as so got to know everyone quite well. There were a lot of other relatives I got to know during that time but unfortunately never really got to learn how they all fit in.

      I hope this helps you. I would be interested to learn about the results of your research.

      • Bob Honeysett

        Hi Again Joseph!

        It seems, sir, that we are somehow part of the same family- here is what I know so far—–

        Settimia Bargellini (that you referred to – she was called Si Settimia by my mother) , her sister Elletra, and sister (my grandmother) Zaira arrived at the Port of New York together on May 1st, 1912, They were 22, 24 and 19 respectively. I know part of the family ended up on Wallace Street in Tuckahoe, NY. According to Ellis Island records, my grandmother and her sisters were headed to live with their sister Olga in Tuckahoe, who arrived here before them. I’ve always thought it very amazing (and brave) that these girls traveled to New York about a week after Titanic sank. They were a gutsy bunch!

        It is wonderful to learn more info about the family and early Tuckahoe. I have enjoyed your blog tremendously. Stay well! Hope to talk with you again soon!

  2. I was a close friend of Rasa and Mel. Is Rasa still living? Is their some way That I can contact her?

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