Casada, by Belle Degenaars
Casada, the official site. A Book about two villages, one in Italy and the other in the coal-mines of Pennsylvania where history and a way of life has slowly disappeared.
A Book about two villages, one in Italy and the other in the coal-mines of Pennsylvania where history and a way of life has slowly disappeared.
Casada is written by two cousins separated by time and culture but connected by a cherished affection for their homeland, a shared lineage, and a desire to document this history for future generations.
What people are saying
This well-researched book is a rich and complex collection of history and stories of this ancient village...... These are stories of men and women who lived vastly different lives than we do today, but who prevailed and laid a path for future generations. Degenaars’ addition of the triumphs and trials of the Comis family as they experienced life in Italy and later in America makes this book a gem.
– Dr. Alan G. Hartman; Program Director of Modern Foreign Languages, Mercy College, NY
Bravo, Ms. Comis Degenaars, for this unique glimpse into our ancestors’ sacrifices that gave us the life and opportunities we are blessed with today.
– Susan M. Rosapepe, Managing Director Rosapepe Retreats LLC