Joe is still the same crook/pig -- pizza hustler or not.
The christening itself was separate and apart from their party. Just another Italian celebration of something -- just like weddings and regular Sunday dinners.
"Thank you, Jesus" is one of my favorite lines. It's been common for years, so I didn't find that unusual.
There are Italians and there are Italians........I'm familiar with these Jerseylicious/RHONJ types. They're a piece of work and an embarrassment to all Italians everywhere. But I'll guarantee you, scenes like this are a common occurrence. Kids and all. They grow up and end up on "Jerseyliciouos."
Hell, when I was with law enforcement, recall seeing photos of hardcore gang members from a "murder book" that was created in homicide investigations. Used to keep reports and photos, etc. from beginning of the case to end. in These particular photos were of these same punks (suspects) re-enacting Jesus carrying of the cross during the Lent/Easter season. Huh? They were/are totally devoted to their families and religion and somehow manage to segregate their gang activities. Talk about a shocker. This was years ago and I still remember the moment.
Oh yeah -- I have the answer for Lady Ashley -- perhaps she'll move in with the merry Manzos.
Just shoot me now.