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adrienne.mp3
Name: Adrienne Martin Place of birth: New Haven, Connecticut Date of birth: February 11, 1948  Generation: 3rd Family origin:  Maternal grandparents:  Favara, Agrigento (Sicily, Italy) Fraternal grandparents: Unknown Spoken languages:  English…

The letter is two-sided; one for Leona from her cousin asking her to come to Buffalo and be her confirmation sponsor, and the other for Johnny (nicknamed Moonshine). There is a short update on her school progress, passing from 7B to 7A and then best…

Leona's cousin Amy had previously asked her to be her confirmation sponsor but now she has learned that there will not be a confirmation because the bishop cannot make it. Nonetheless, the invitation still stands for Leona's family to visit these…

Leona's cousin asks about her family. He had a car accident and he was lucky cause the others are in the hospital. He talks about her baby girl.

Laspezia 020247.pdf
Angelo writes following his long ride back from Napoli to La Spezia via Rome where he has been to visit his grandmother. Throughout the trip he envisioned her each time he rested his eyes. His parents asked about her as soon as he arrived at the door…

Laspezia 040247.pdf
Angelo writes to his grandmother letting her know that the ship of which he previously spoke was the one she would have been on. He guesses it was God’s plan that she not suffer on such a long journey, and that is would be better for her to leave…

02_10_1947.pdf
Angelo talks about making sure nonna takes care of herself better. He wants to dance and sing with her again. He asks her how she feels being distant from family. Angelo mentions Antonio is heading back to Genova. He wishes to see Antonio and wishes…

02_11_1947.pdf
Angelo writes to his grandmother. He is responding to her last letter that was sent on the 7th of February. He assures his grandmother that she will recover from her illness with care and will be able to come to America. He also states that he is…

02_17_1947.pdf
Angelo writes to his grandmother and tells her he has been sick. Angelo is sorry because he did not reply to his grandma letters on time. Angelo is happy that she is feeling better. Angelo asks about the weather in Naples, and asks if the sun has…

Laspezia 260247.pdf
Angelo writes a very affectionate letter to his “carissima nonna” In the six-page letter, he speaks about his health and an uncle’s health. He discourages her to go to America based on the newspaper article about what happened to the ship that was…
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