Interview of Angelo Santomaggio

Angelo Santomaggio interview.mp3_otter.ai.txt

Title

Interview of Angelo Santomaggio

Subject

Oral History, Italian-American, South Florida

Description

  • Name: Angelo Santomaggio

  • Place and date of birth: Avezzano (AQ) Italy, 01/20/1944 

  • Generation: Italian-born

  • Family origin: 
    • Grandparents: Avezzano, Abruzzo Italy
    • Parents: Fernando Santomaggio and Domenica Gallese (Avezzano, Abruzzo Italy)

  • Spoken languages:
    • English (proficient)
    • Italian and Abruzzese dialect (native)

  • Relocation in Florida: 01/1988

List of the Italian Expressions and Traditions Mentioned in the interview:


buonuscita

liquidation

morra

Italian hand game

cappella

mausoleum

sagna

lasagna

tortellini

meat stuffed pasta

Lasciatemi cantare, con la chitarra in mano, lasciatemi cantare. Sono un italiano. tutto qua

Refrain of Italian song by Toto Cutugno: “Let me sing with my guitar in my hand, allow me to sing. I am an Italian.” That’s all.

Creator

Angelo Santomaggio

Source

Interview

Publisher

Program of Italian of the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University

Date

06-09-2019

Contributor

Domenica Diraviam

Rights

Program of Italian of the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University

Relation

Italian-American Oral History Collection at Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Format

Audio mp3

Language

it, en

Type

Oral History

Coverage

US-FL, 2019

Interviewer

Domenica Diraviam

Interviewee

Angelo Santomaggio

Location

AS's House

Transcription

See Attached File

Original Format

Audio mp3

Duration

28:41

Bit Rate/Frequency

130Kbits/s

Time Summary


TIMING

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

00:01 - 2:00

.Biographical information

2:44 - 5:00

Childhood: working on the farm and quitting school

5:00 - 7:00

Dreams of coming to America

7:40 - 10:00

Memories of working construction and starting a landscaping business in New York.

10:00 - 12:30

Accident on the job and selling the business

12:36 - 13:30

Buying property in New York

13:35 - 14:40

Remembering friends from Abruzzo who immigrated to Yonkers and the surrounding areas

14:40 - 15:40

Enjoying an Italian lifestyle in America: playing morra, gathering on the weekends

15:50 - 16:50

Family vacations with relatives in Italy

17:00 - 22:00

Soured relationships with siblings in Italy over money and property

22:00 - 23:00

Process of becoming an American citizen and change in sense of identity.

23:00 - 23:45

Visiting Avezzano as an American citizen

23:50 - 26:30

Trip to Italy in 2019 as an addio and only remaining wish to move his parents and sister to a different cemetery plot.

26:30 - 28:00

50 anniversary of coming to the US and discussion of favorite Italian things: food, song, drink.

28:00 - 28:40

The advantages and opportunities of being in America

28:40

Thank you and closing

Citation

Angelo Santomaggio, “Interview of Angelo Santomaggio,” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed April 14, 2021, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/274.