My husband was in Houston for a couple of days this week and had dinner one night at Carraba’s Italian Grill. Go figure.
He met Johnny Carrabba.
He had a celebrity sighting – actor G. W. Bailey, who played Detective Lt. Provenza on The Closer. I miss Provenza and Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson and the rest of the Major Crimes Division.
He made a trip to the restroom.
His grandfather is in the picture.
Back row. Third from the right. Joe Loverde. Joe’s brother is there too, husband tells me. He thinks there’s a great uncle from his Dad’s side of the family in there as well.
He went back and asked Johnny about the photograph. Apparently it’s some kind of Italian-American club. Something else for us to look into.
Too bad the image quality isn’t better. iPhone, through glass, dimly lit restaurant.
You never know where a bit of family history might be hiding in plain sight.