March 1, 1947. Letter from Giuseppe Fruttauro to Giuseppina Vivo

Title

March 1, 1947. Letter from Giuseppe Fruttauro to Giuseppina Vivo

Subject

Italy -- Emigration and immigration -- History, Italian letters, Italians -- United States -- History -- 20th century

Description

He writes this letter to his mother in law. He excuses the late response, he just found out about his brother's terrible condition. He went to his house and he found him unconscious. After 36 hours, his brother's heart stopped beating in his hands. He washed him and dressed him as if he were heaing for a walk. He sacrificed himself so that the family could rest and he spent the following day planning for the funeral. Eugenio and Totore said he did everything he could till the end, everyone understood. Vincenzo continues answering her previous letter. He says he's not trying to hide the bad news about his son. Angiolino simply had an ulcer. But then it got worse. After the first shot he was fine; he may need more shots. Angiolino never mentioned to his family that he was sick. Giuseppe deduced it when he discovered his son's dirty underwear. He doesn't know if it was work related, related to the ulcer or an incorrect diagnosis from the doctor. Giuseppe encourages his mother-in-law not to worry. He asks her to send some cigarettes.

Creator

Giuseppe Fruttauro

Source

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York

Publisher

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York

Date

1947-03-01

Contributor

Giuliana Barile

Rights

John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Queens College, City University of New York

Format

Paper

Language

it

Type

Letter

Coverage

N/A

Citation

Giuseppe Fruttauro, “March 1, 1947. Letter from Giuseppe Fruttauro to Giuseppina Vivo,” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed June 18, 2021, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/308.