I will give you my full name. Arthur Robert Joseph Piantadosi. My maternal families name is Forman, they are from West Virginia and Ohio. Poor white trash and proud of it, Scots-Irish with a little German. My paternal lines name is also Piantadosi, from Northern Italy, around Lake Maggiore ( see here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Maggiore
.) I was quite proud of this for years, not knowing until I was quite older that the Lombards were known as White Huns, and were as bad as the Merovingian Franks to the people they ruled. Now I am rather ashamed of that fact. Both my maternal ancestors fought in the Civil War on the Southern side, so that was also a fact I was ashamed of, being a unabashed Unionist, and HATING the Confederacy even more the more I knew of it. I am a true blue Risorismeto fan, growing up on Giuseppe Garibaldi, Young Italy, and Mazzini. I wept when I read of the fall of the Roman Republic and Garibaldi’s retreat to San Marino, and Anita’s death, in the way American schoolchildren wept for George Washington.One of my maternal ancestors, a Forman, caught Braddock’s Disease and led a contingent of militiamen to their deaths. I read this in a book about Wheeling, West Virginia. That is some background information for those who might want to know to chew on. Oh, and one more thing. I am confident that those who have read my material will not be upset I ‘misled’ them. I am autistic.