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Tales from the Tirol – Part 6 of 6

September 26, 2020

Hope you read this one!


This is the last installment, 6 of 6, of Tales from the Tirol.

If you have heard the term horse whisperer, chances are that you saw the 1998 Robert Redford film. However, there was a time when there were real horse whisperers and they were certainly a breed apart from most of us today. Their ghosts still linger in our modern world. Fact and fiction are often siblings of the same parents.

While living in Italy, I spent a great deal of time exploring my father’s side of the family in an effort to learn all I could about our family’s Tirolean roots. I learned the local languages, learned how to prepare local meals and generally immersed myself in a rich Tirolean heritage for over 12 years. I even researched and compiled a complete genealogy of the Rizzi family back to the year 1145. I came away from…

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