The Soul of an Immigrant Volume 3 Constantine Maria Panunzio

ISBN: 9781230352091

Published: September 12th 2013

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66 pages


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The Soul of an Immigrant Volume 3  by  Constantine Maria Panunzio

The Soul of an Immigrant Volume 3 by Constantine Maria Panunzio
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 66 pages | ISBN: 9781230352091 | 4.67 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE CALL OFMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE CALL OF THE SEA IMust have been very young when I was first sent to school.

Molfetta maintained a public kindergarten, to which well-ordered families pent their children. The kindergarten was held in a very old building, once a monastery, which had been taken over by the government for school purposes. This was the only school building in the city and it housed all the school children from the kindergarten up through the elementary grades, as well as some of the ginnasio classes.

I recall vividly the long dark halls and the endless lines of children seated on each side of long rows of tables, and playing with toys. I remember the tediousness of sitting day in and day out by one of those tables, and I can think of no particular contribution which kindergarten instruction made to my life. As I grew older I was sent to the elementary school, to which attendance is compulsory thoughout Italy. As I have already indicated, it was grandmothers plan, in which my father concurred, that I should prepare myself for a profession and thus follow in the footsteps of my grandfather.

To that end, I was to go through the elementary grades and on through the ginnasio and the liceo to the University. If a more scrutinizing eye had been watching the unfolding of my life, however, it would have observed that the winds were driving my bark, at least for the time being, in an entirely different direction. I do not wish to suggest that my father or my grandmother did not possess the average capacity for observation, but like many parents and relatives everywhere, instead of guiding the development of natural tendencies in child life, they tried to stifle them and to superimpose a cut and dried plan formulated long before my birth.

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