Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, to his son Alfo Bacci, January 4, 1942 - solo in inglese

Postcard from Ruggero Bacci, written in Italian, to his son Alfo Bacci, January 4, 1942.

In this postcard to his youngest son Alfo, Bacci references the Christmas holidays that have past and the gifts received by his children. He asks his son to tell him what they all received and from whom, including the boy's mother's gifts. He complains that all their letters are too brief, and seem to be written out of obligation rather than affection.

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.