La Finestra (The Window)

A window into the Italian-American community.

In Memoriam

Henry Harold Strieff Lansing Age 92, went to be with The Lord, Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. Henry was born in Flint, MI, the son of Peter and Fern (McKinney) Strieff. The family moved to Owosso, MI, from 1925-1942. Hank enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1942 and served in the South Pacific until 1945. He retired from Oldsmobile (BOC) in 1980 after a 34 year career. Hank was a member of the Lansing Delta Lions Club, Lansing Italian-American Club and a member of St. Mary Cathedral Parish. He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 47 years, Cecilia (Tillie); brother, Eddie Strieff; sister, Gertrude Strieff; step daughter, Judy Foster and 3 grandchildren. Hank is s

Italians Are The World's Healthiest People

Despite a stagnant economy and high youth unemployment, Italians are the epitome of health and longevity. Italians are the world’s healthiest people, according to the latest Global Health Index by Bloomberg. A child born today in Italy, raised on a diet that includes plenty of pasta, bread, cheese, meat, and wine, can expect to live into its octogenarian years. This is intriguing because Italy’s economy has been stagnant for decades. The unemployment rate reached 12 percent in December 2016, and an estimated 40 percent of young people do not have jobs. Bloomberg writes that Italy has one of the highest debt loads in the world relative to the size of its economy. So, while Italians have a lot

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