Applying for Italian Citizenship

It looks like we are going to be here in Florence for a while!  We were rebooked on a flight scheduled to leave Tuesday, but it was canceled this morning.  We have not yet received confirmation on a new flight, but it looks like it could be this weekend.  So we’ve decided to just apply for Italian citizenship!  The only problem is that the application takes ten years to process, but you never know, we could be here that long!

Thanks to all of you who participated in the Geography Quiz!  Mr. Hennessey’s classes did a great job.  Our two big winners were Susanna Einolf (my mom) with a perfect score, and Tim Einolf (my brother) with a near-perfect score.  I guess they’ve been really paying attention to where their grandchildren and nephews have been visiting!  Mr. Miller’s classes will be looking at the quiz on Wednesday.  If you want to check your answers, the correct ones are at the bottom of the post today. 

I decided to hold a class today to give me and the students something to do.  I had assigned a case study for the students to finish in the U.S., and I figured we should just go over it here.

We also had a dinner this evening with all of the students.  Originally we planned it as a “second farewell dinner”, however, we ended up just calling it “dinner.”  No one is going anywhere!

Today’s big excitement came with one of my students here.  Kevin started growing a beard when he arrived in Florence, and he decided to shave it today – maybe to scare off evil ash cloud demons!  And we took pictures!

Here is Kevin (on the right) in January at our “Welcome to Florence” Dinner

And here is Kevin, in late February, at our pizza making class. 

Kevin, last week, at our “farewell” dinner.

And finally, this morning – the before picture:

And here is the baby-faced Kevin ready to return to the U.S.

Geography Quiz Answers

  1. Mona Lisa (it is now a landmark – not a painting), Paris, France
  2. Grand Canal, Venice, Italy
  3. Duomo (or skyline or view from Piazzale Michelangelo), Florence, Italy
  4. Colosseum, Rome, Italy
  5. Chapel Bridge, Lucerne, Switzerland
  6. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
  7. Leaning Tower, Pisa, Italy
  8. Lake Lucerne (or view from Mt. Pilatus), Lucerne, Switzerland
  9. Trevi Fountain, Rome, Italy
  10. Arc di Triomphe, Paris, France
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