When it came time for ALW to start studying a foreign language he chose Italian. For a few days I tried to convince him to study Spanish. Spanish is close to Italian and immensely more practical. He stood firm. See what you get when you give a child a choice!
A few days after our discussion I received a book from my mom about her father’s, father Michael written by her cousin Tom. Micheal lived in northern Italy. Around 1885 he stowaway on a boat bound for America.