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" At no time does
solemnity so possess our souls as when we stand
deserted at the brink of darkness into which our
loved one has gone. And the last place in the world
where we would look for comfort at such a time is in
the seeming artificiality of etiquette; yet it is in
the moment of deepest sorrow that etiquette performs
its most vital and real service. It is the time-worn
servitor Etiquette who draws the shades, who muffles
the bell, who keeps the house quiet, who hushes
voices and footsteps of sudden noises, who decrees
that the last rites be performed smoothly and with
beauty and gravity so the poignancy of grief may in
so far as possible be assuaged."
Post. Etiquette. 1922 Chapter XXIV
One of the greatest Italian tenors of our time
died on September 6, 2007. May his music be
forever remembered in our hearts.
of the Italian-American actor (1939-1976), who
earned Oscar nominations for his performances in
"Rebel Without A Cause" (1955) and "Exodus" (1960).
Rest in Peace
(7th June 1917 - 25th
December 1995) was an Italian-American singer, film
actor and comedian. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in
Steubenville, Ohio to Italian immigrant parents.