I’m writing to tell you about my life in the USA after migration. How are you? Hope, you’re OK because you’re accustomed to American lifestyle and overcame culture shock.
Anyway, I would like to tell you about the reason of my immigration from Italy. First of all, we are trying to flee from poverty after World War I since our house is completely destroyed. I have never thought travelling arrangements are so complicated. Telling the truth, I had no desire to leave my hometown. We were travelling by ferry and it took 3 weeks! Cabins were dirty and crowded and we always had to keep close everything that we had brought. However, the most terrible thing happened when we came to Ellis Island. We had to pass through health inspection I was extremely scared when I saw that hook and ‘eye man’. It was the sign of hostility and prejudice against us.
Incidentally, when we settled down in our tenement, it wasn’t difficult to integrate into our neighbours because all of them had insight into our situation therefore we live at peace with them. Everyone does his bit with householding. We were lucky that we found money for buying stove. It’s a pity but I sleep on the chairs that are pushed together and it’s very uncomfortable. Anyhow, bit by bit, I’m getting used to New York that is so unique, vibrant and diverse. Additionally, there is a lot of stuff to unwind in America. In particular, you can get around to Coney Island to swim and to get away from crowded tenement.
Sorry, but I must finish because I have to help my mother with washing the dishes. I’m looking forward to your letter.