I was about two years old in this picture with my grandpa.  All seven of us kids would get so excited when Grandpa Pete came to visit. 

Pete Vento was so much fun to be around.  My mother, Velma, was so much like her father in that respect.  She loved to sing and dance too, just like Pete. 

There was always a song in our home.  And our family's love put a song in our hearts.



    I am Mary (Vento) Grisham-Kimball, the granddaughter of Peter S. Vento.   I hope everyone enjoys the photos and stories herein, but please don't hesitate to send me your corrections.  The content is all a collaboration of family, with special thanks to Cousin Brian Tervenski for his wonderful essays.  Enjoy!


    June 2012