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The Ciaramitaro-Mohan Family

Lastly in my thanks for the Saint Joseph film project assistance goes to the beautiful Ciaramitaro-Mohan Family. Felicia and I have been working on this project together since its inception and I can only say that she is the most talented, sweetest, funnest (and funniest), smartest, and best organized friend and partner in a project that anyone could ever hope for.

Ciaramitaro Family and Friends St. Joseph 2013

Her home is always filled to the brim with family and friends, light, laughter, and love. To Felicia, Barry, Pat, Amanda, BJ, Joey, all Ciaramitaro cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and best friends, thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your beautiful Saint Joseph novena and feast. I hope you will find as much joy in, as I have found in the making of, the Feast of Saint Joseph film. xo

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Amanda and Felicia

More St. Joseph Day Preparation Photos with Sista Felicia and Family

Thank you Felicia and Family for sharing your blessed and beautiful St. Joseph Day celebration. Thank you Sefatia for your stellar explanations of the traditions during filming this past weekend. Thank you Orlando Family for welcoming me to your home last year to share your beautiful novenas, which has helped enormously in developing the St. Joseph Day film project.  Thank you Grace and Giambanco Sisters and Family for providing the first of many interviews to come. And my deepest thanks to all the Gloucester Families who are opening their hearts and homes this coming week during filming.

Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013

Sista Felicia’s pasta is the lightest, tenderest, sweetest melt-in-your mouth “bista” you can possibly imagine.

Barry Mohan Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013

Everyone lends a hand in the making, including teens Amanda, BJ, and Sabrina, and with Felicia’s husband Barry, Grandma Pat, Aunt Gina, nieces, cousins, great aunts, and friends. That’s really the best part–everyone working together to keep the traditions alive by creating a beautiful and memorable event for loved ones.

Pat Ciaramitaro Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013 Over thirty pounds of semolina flour was purchased for the pasta. Every slender slice was gone by the end of the day, either eaten or given away to all who came to the Ciaramitaro-Mohan St. Joseph Day Feast.

Amanda Mohan Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013BJ Mohan Sabrina Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013Sabrina and BJ Mohan Sista Felicia making pasta 2 © Kim Smith 2013Pat Mom and Sista Felicia making pasta © Kim Smith 2013St. Joseph Day Feast Preparations

Behind the Scenes Look at What it Takes to Create the “Most Creative” Horribles Float

GMG was awarded the Horribles Parade “Most Creative” float. Sister Felicia’s design brilliantly combined her passion for cooking, her brother Joey’s GMG community-inspired blog, and the family’s lobster business.

The nine foot tall black enamelwear lobster pot was set upon a cooktop, replete with pot handles and temperature dials. Giant lobsters and lots of baby lobsters were seen in and around the pot and dry ice was used to simulate a steaming lobster pot. Teenage boys were also seen in the pot, supplied with all the Super Soaker ammo needed to squirt the entire parade route of attendees.

Joey’s Captain Joe and Sons truck pulled the float, and it housed the sound system, provided by Gimme Sound, featuring deejays Vickie Van Ness and ZipLine Kid.

What, or who, does it take to create the “Most Creative” Horribles Float? Here’s a behind the scenes look ~

Super-Star Sister Felicia ~ Creative, Talented, Passionate, Devoted to Her Family and Her Community, Unbelievably Amazing Organizer, and Divine Cook are just some of the attributes that best describe Sister Felicia.

Barry Mohan, Sister Felicia’s right-hand man ~ Always there to help in every way, and then some!

Neighbor Deanna and Mammaw working on a Homie costume ~ Always there to lend a hand, too. I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree…  -and, to add to the fun, Mammaw is especially gifted at telling a good joke.

Ed Collard of House Doctor’s Fame and Craig Kimberly–Ed is Sister Felcia’s “other” right-hand man, especially at float-building time of year.

Craig Kimberly, Videographer-Extraordinaire-Turned-Painter-for-the Event. Craig’s first painting, ever, done entirely free hand!

Amanda and B.J. ~  Always-There-to-Help-Mom, along with Amanda and B.J.’s Friends

The Neighborhood Gang

Testing out the lobster; almost ready to depart for the high school.

Lots of Young Friends and Nieces Eloise and Madeline  ~  for the all important job of distributing candy along the parade route.

Friends of the Blog Ron, David, and Manny

Last Minute Finishing Touches

Not Only Did Felicia Design and Organize the Entire Float Project, she also prepared a fabulous tailgate dinner for all!!! In case you are wondering what Felicia prepared: Warm vats of pulled pork for sandwich making, a variety of cold salads, desserts, and an abundance of refreshments, including Felicia’s very popular Sangria.

Motivator-in-Chief

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Photos From Along the Parade Route Tomorrow