Letter from Rosa Fruttauro to Giuseppina Vivo

Title

Letter from Rosa Fruttauro to Giuseppina Vivo

Subject

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

Description

Giuseppina looks forward to coming back to New York, but Rosina warns her against the rough sea. Rosina wishes her to join Vincenzo and the rest of the family in the States in April. Rosina mentions her aunt (probably Giuseppina's sister) where Giuseppina is staying at the moment (the Indignano family that hosts her in Bagnoli). Rosina praises her husband Peppino and invites Giuseppina to stay with them for a period of time ("a detto goditi tua madre, chi sa quando la rivedrai"). She also mentions Mrs. Bruzzese, who had recommended them to have Giuseppina travel from Genova instead of Napoli. Rosina says that she cannot go back to Naples because of bad blood with that side of the family. Towards the end of the letter, Rosina also mentions that her son Angelino was sick but is recovering and that her father Vincenzo sent her soap bars and coffee from the States.
She names all her children: Mario, Angelo, Lino and Attilio

Creator

Rosa 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

N/A

Contributor

Viviana Pezzullo

Rights

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

Format

Paper

Language

it

Type

Letter

Coverage

La Spezia, IT

Citation

Rosa Fruttauro, “Letter from Rosa Fruttauro to Giuseppina Vivo,” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed August 1, 2021, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/333.