Just try getting a birthday reservation at your favorite restaurant if your birthday is Valentine's Day. And can you imagine the pressure on your significant other? Opera star Renée Fleming has Valentine's Day birthday.
Mary was born during the Great Depression to a large Italian family that could not really afford another child, but welcomed her with open arms. Growing up in the Bronx in the 1940s and 50s was a magical time for Mary. The neighborhood was alive and that's where Mary learned of life and love. Mary also played a role in raising her twin sisters Josie and Teresa and remembers the day they were born and what a surprise they were to her father. "No one was expecting twins!" Mary, now widowed, met he