Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, June 23, 1941 - en anglais seulement

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, June 23, 1941.

In this postcard to his youngest son Alfo, Bacci thanks him for the money and tickets they sent for Father's Day. It's unclear what the tickets pertain to, but Bacci notes that his sons should remember what he taught them and not listen to the talk of ignorant people. They are to live honestly and frugally. He asks them to look after their mother.

Bacci was interned for almost three years. In his absence, his wife Erminia (Minnie) suffered a serious nervous breakdown and was hospitalized at length. Bacci's oldest son Aldo was forced to quit high school to help support the family. When his father was released and returned home, Aldo received notice that he was conscripted into the Canadian Army; however, he did not serve overseas.

This document forms part of a collection of documents and other materials on loan by the Bacci family.