|It was awesome to see so many old books and scrolls in one|
place, and to be able to open them and look inside.
|We must have looked inside at least a dozen rooms like this, filled from floor to ceiling with old documents.|
|Just a few of the fine cheeses we enjoyed.|
|A toast to Dr. Sergio Nelli, who was indispensable in bringing us together.|
Doctor Nelli showed up with his Montecarlo genealogy books, and I took photographs of about 20 pages that provided partial or complete Seghieri family trees. This will give me days of work adding these names into the computer database that makes up our already huge family tree. Before I left, I offered a brindisi to Doctor Nelli for all the help he has provided this year and in previous meetings. I ended the toast by explaining that I wanted to find more members of the family, because the more Seghieris I find, the more festas we can have—an explanation that met with widespread expressions of approval.