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Although I was born in Oakland, California, I still consider myself a native of Washington, D.C.You see, I don't even remember California, as my parents returned to the District less than a year after I was born.
On top of that, both of my parents are from Washington, D.C. And my grandfather ("Vito") on my mother's side grew up with his two brothers and four sisters in a building filled with Italian immigrants on North Capitol Street, after my great grandparents, Alfonso (a barber) and Aida, came to the United States and settled in the District near the turn of the 20th century.
(My grandfather and his brothers later would go onto open the Perruso Family Restaurant in the 1940s in the northwestern part of the city.)
In short, Washington, D.C. — a city that garners lots of opinions, including sometimes being called "Ugly People Hollywood" — is a large part of my identity.
But here's a quirky little factoid about yours truly that's somewhat embarrassing to admit.For the vast majority of my childhood, I thought the District's infamous and controversial second mayor Marion Barry...
...was actually ajointhusband and wife mayoral team, Mary and Barry.
My mother thought my mistake was positivelyadorable, so she never corrected me. In fact, occasionally, she'd ask me who our city's mayor was when her friends were over, and they'd all clap and smile and laugh, which only boosted my overly-inflated, only child ego further.
So, I went about my life innocently until, one day, I was finally (gently) corrected by a grade school teacher in front of my entire class.
Which was just...awesome.
Of course, I know I'm not alone in making embarrassing goofs throughout life, which provides some measure of comfort.
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