Family Genealogy Trip to Italy.
Day 15: Friday, 2 November 2018, afternoon.
Solofra, Avellino: All Souls’ Day, Giorno dei Morti (Day of the Dead).
Back at the Agriturismo to dry off and prepare for dinner, we met some newly arrived guests: a couple and their young adult son from Argentina. The son’s English was very good, and he spoke with us.
He was an engineer, and he was treating his parents to this vacation to Italy. His father was a migrant to Argentina from Solofra, at age 8, in 1950. This was that man’s first trip back.
We looked at the father. He was obviously finding it very emotional. I was pleased for him. And a little envious. He was having the return visit my grandfather never had.