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Maria Matson has released her family saga: www.TheLucchesiStory.com
Research into the three generations of the Lucchesi family brought Maria Vezzetti Matson face to face with what days and nights must have been like for her grandmother. Gelsomina arrived as a young girl from Italy to a small mining town in Michigan in the 1800s. Her scandalous elopement with a miner, the building of a family and business is richly described by Gelsomina. Intertwined within the story is the growth, not only of the Lucchesi family but also of America—from horse-drawn carriages, to automobiles, to airplanes, and, finally, the information age and computers.