My parents were Italian-Americans. They have been gone over 20 years now. I only knew one set of grandparents, who were from Italy. One died when I was 7 and the other when I was 21. I left home and was married when I was 18. When I was 32 I found out that I had been adopted so I’m not Italian and honestly I’m not sure my adoptive family acted, behaved or thought in any type of “cultural” way.