Thank you...yes My husbands dad has told us a little bit, from my understanding the book under the clock has to do with the mafia and what have you. I was just wondering if any of his family might be around still, the older generation so we can meet them and for the kids to meet them. I didn't realize how many Balsamo's there were until I just googled them! And yes My father in law stated that his family is from Palermo, I would love to visit there! Have you ever?