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An American in Rome Mothers' Stories

Rachel Simpson, Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA Spending time with my family as an American in Rome. In Italy and other parts of the world there exists the “transumanza.” This is the Italian term for the traditional twice-yearly migration of sheep and cows from the highlands to the lowlands, and vice versa. The word literally means “crossing the land.” Each year, for 12 years, give or take, my family...

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