I made it! Landed in Napoli on Sunday 12 maggio 2013. One Hundred Years to the day my grandfather Michele Sassone landed at the Port of Boston.
There is so very much to share with you and I’ve wanted to write a couple of times but wifi has been so sporatic and time has been so very short. I do try every day to jot notes in a journal so that I don’t forget a thing, and can expand in the future.
There has been quite the buzz here in Melfi about my 100 Years story and it’s made it to the Radio. They asked me to come in for an interview on Tuesday the 14th. They brought in an interpreter for me which was good because it would have been difficult without one.
Here are a couple of photos just to share a tiny snippet of my adventure so far.
The view from my front door in the morning
Found in Old Melfi; my grandmother’s Nephew and Niece; Michele and Maria Montanarella. Still living in the original home, on a stone paved strada that barely accommodates even a small car.
So much to tell! The days are packed with meeting family and eating! Start very early and end very late. It has been so much more than I had expected. The 100 Years which started as a salute to my grandfather has meant so much more to so many here.