Thinking of my cousins
My Uncle John and Aunt Theresa opened a sub/pizza shop, Voltacos, in Ocean City, NJ in the early 1950s. My brother and I were the two cousins who did not grow up in Ocean City. Most of the rest of the cousins had a turn working at Voltacos in the summer. My brother and I only got to visit and enjoy a sub every year or two. My brother and I really miss those subs. So much so that when we both had money and I would visit Ocean City, he would pay for me to send him subs by overnight delivery service. I still miss those subs.
Some of you might remember this picture of me on the Queen Mary 2 as we came across with a Voltacos sub.
Well every summer, when good tomatoes arrive, I make subs.
While it is easy to get the cold cuts and cheese I have to bring a jar of chopped hot peppers from the US. I am not saying that a sandwich like this doesn’t exist anywhere in Italy but…. I’ve never seen one.
So I enjoyed my sub, thought of my cousins. Thought of them all working hard this summer. And wish that one day they can all manage a visit.