While Thanksgiving might be a huge deal for most of the US, it means a bit more to individuals on Staten Island. The often forgotten fifth borough of New York City, hangs its hat on traditions of family, friends, and togetherness, especially during the holidays. And while many of us often must decide which relatives to spend time with during the holidays, Staten Islanders like Frank Camuso and his wife Christine do everything they can to ensure their entire family is together for Thanksgiving dinner.
In the Frank Camuso household, Thanksgiving means quite a lot. From watching football with aunts and uncles to cooking a five-plus course meal, that blends authentic Italian cooking and traditional Thanksgiving favorites like turkey, stuffing, yams and more – Frank Camuso and his family are steeped in tradition every holiday season. Another one of the bigger traditions for Frank Camuso and his family is going around the table and saying what everybody is thankful for. While this is a common tradition among many families it means a whole lot to the Camuso family.
Throughout their time on Staten Island, Frank Camuso and his wife Christine have struggled heartily and overcame quite a lot. From family tragedies, and the deaths of close loved ones, to financial difficulties and dealing with the struggles of raising a family when coming from modest beginnings, and much more. Having started out from such humble beginnings Frank Camuso and his family are quite thankful for all that they have. And over the years they have worked hard and done well for themselves. Starting a number of successful businesses was no easy task for Frank Camuso, who owns a few of Staten Island’s most visited and highest rated restaurants and cafes.
Regardless of the difficulties during their early lives, Frank Camuso and his wife Christine have been able to make quite a lot of improvements to their lives. Raising intelligent, respectful children, providing them with a quality home they can be proud of, and all the comforts they struggled to have in their childhoods. In keeping this tradition going, and raising the next generation of Camuso children to respect all that they have and be thankful for everything, Frank Camuso and his wife Christine are showing them the value of hard work and that material things mean little, in the face of your loved ones. And while many of us often complain, worry, and harp on everything we don’t have, it’s important to take a page of out Frank’s book and be thankful for all that you do have this Thanksgiving.