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Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby claireesmith » 12 Dec 2004, 21:08

Hi I was wondering about people's responses to sending letters to their italian families. I am worried about sending mine because I am unsure about the response I will get. I don't want to upset anyone. I know there are a few secrets I am sure that my unknown italian family know, which I know very little about.

Am I doing the right thing?

Claire
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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby ptimber » 12 Dec 2004, 21:09

Don't be silly! You may at the worst never get a response and at trhe other end invitations and family galore..... Nothing to lose and everything to gain. Peter NYC
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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby claireesmith » 12 Dec 2004, 21:12

Thanks Peter! :D Encouragement needed.....I am petrified!!!
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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby ptimber » 12 Dec 2004, 21:15

Stiff upper lip old girl!!!!!!!!!!!! (I have been dying to say that all my life!!). Peter NYC
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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby claireesmith » 12 Dec 2004, 21:25

LOL!!!!

I'll let you get away with it! :wink:

:roll:

heehee!
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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby AmyT » 12 Dec 2004, 21:53

Claire,

I know it's not MY letter going to MY relatives, but I am SOOO excited for you. I hope you let us know if anything comes of it.

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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby raymo » 13 Dec 2004, 21:51

Claire,

I found my gfather's family in Italy by writing to all with his surname in the town he came from (there were only 26, it's a small town)...Within a few days, literally, I was getting emails, phone calls & letters in the mail, from those who were actually directly related to me & some who were more distant relatives.

In September, I went over to visit them & now we are FAMILY. We speak on the phone & write emails. They are as glad I found them as I was. Believe me, sending the letters was worth it!
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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby ptimber » 13 Dec 2004, 23:32

Dear Claireesmith.....see I told you it will work out fine. Please let me know when you hear something ok? Peter
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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby claireesmith » 16 Dec 2004, 11:05

Thank you all!

Merry Christmas

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Re: Worried about sending letter to Sicily

Postby john_dominic » 19 Dec 2004, 06:22

Oh, they'll be as friendly as ever.

Remember things are FAR more family-oriented there, and they consider EVERYONE to be "cousins", even if you are 6th cousins (it's all the same to them)!

Of course, it does make an impression to just go there on a whim, and just look them up, too... :wink:
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