Gramp could be a great guy when he wasn't drinking. Mother said he always cautioned his children against using the word "hate" because it was such a strong word, an admonition which Fiorella took to heart. Of course, somewhere along the line, Mother also learned that "love" is a weak a word, or, as she told Fio, that one should prove one's love by what one does rather than what one says.
The latter concept, Fiorella totally discarded. She uses the word "love" freely and often