With the nearing release of my new DomLovesMary font, I am sharing the story behind the couple that inspired this creation, my in-laws, Dominic and Mary Sementelli.
Yesterday’s post featured “Something about Mary”. Today’s topic features : Dom- Cool, Calm and Collected.
It was much harder to find decent photos of Dom because he didn’t like the spotlight.
Dominic was a handsome Italian man, smart and as cool as a cucumber. He was so chill that his friends, as a joke, nicknamed him “Barney” (after Barney Oldfield who was a famous race car driver) because he drove so slow. The nickname stuck and, in later years, even his sons called him Barney.
That contrast is what first attracted Mary to him when she saw him while out on the town with friends. She approached him! He was taken with this beautiful, feisty girl. And soon after, they were spending all of their time together.
Dom served in the army during World War II. His primary job was as a butcher. So he could carve a turkey! Most pictures of him, pre-wedding , are from his days in Australia where he was stationed. You gotta love the one by the plane:)
At that time, all of the planes had pin up girls painted on them with names that related to the girl. This was one of the less racy ones:)
Although he didn’t know it, this plane had the name of his future wife on it.
After he came home to his home town of Erie, Pa. he settled into a good job at the Post Office. Then he met Mary and, as the saying goes, life would never be the same for this strong, quiet, gentle man.
Monday’s post will feature: DomLovesMary font- the Wedding!
The font family features three different versions of the alphabet, a set of “Add Ons” that will include words like “and, to, of, for, at, etc…in addition to 124 flourishes to be added to either the upper or lower case so you can create your own custom look!
It will be released on myfonts.com on my Correspondence Ink foundry page.
I’ll be sponsoring a give away of a wedding item using the DomLovesmary font on Brenda’s blog soon. Subscribe to my blog to get the details.
- Belluccia was named one of myfonts Most Popular Fonts for 2011.