2 years later...
How are you? How is your brother? Is it everything fine? I am sorry for not writing you anymore after that postcard. So many things happened and I have so much to tell you!
First year we lived in a nice small room (but it was enough for us) and our neighbours were old man and woman. They immigrated to USA in 1895. Their native country was France. An old woman, Emilie, taught me to read and speak French and I really enjoyed the process. She often talked that she was missing France and her old friends, but I never had feelings of nostalgia.
In May my father had resigned from his job, and that is why we moved from NY to a small town nearby. I quite liked that place. My mother told me that our integration into local community was very important so I had to do everything other girls did. The only big problem was a stereotype about genders. There was school only for boys! Girls get the hang of housekeeping but I had no desire to do the same! In Italy and in NY I used to studing at school, so I became the first girl in boys' class. What is more, I became a teacher's pet because I was hard working student and I knew a lot about other countries and cultures. I was soaking up all new knowledge very quickly and my teacher said I had a talent.
You know, when I arrived at NY, I really realized what is culture shock because that's what I felt. When we emigrated to small town, happended the same! Firstly I felt some discrimination because I was a girl who was "stupid" enough to believed that I was a boy and that I had a boy's right to study (that's what boys told). But then it was gone. You know, I think that's because one boy fell for me. He is tall and clever and other boys respect him... He is perfect. But I don't fell in love with him, don't you dare even think about it!
I remember well what you told me: "Be carefull with things you brought with you. Keep it close." Even when I laze around somewhere on Sunday, I am very attentive. As a result, I have never lost any of my stuff.
I am so happy to know you. I hope that one day you will visit my town. I look forward to see you and tell you more about my life here.