|That's a shame Joe. But it does happen. I had exactly the same reaction fom people I wrote to - 'zilch'. Of course if Maria had been elderly or ill, there could be many reasons why you have had no reply . But may be others will know differently, but two months doesn't seem long in the scheme of things...|
Wasn't there anyone else you could have written to?
Yes, there was a Francesco Porta living in the same town, different address. Having visited the place in 1999 - I can say that it is a very tiny village. I'm guessing everyone has probably read the letter by now. I'm afraid to sound pushy in that they may suspect I have ulterior motives. Actually, I'm not certain that I would have responded to a similar letter delivered to my mailbox. Everyone is very security conscious these days.