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    Reader comments on The Sweepers

    Subject: I grew up in the North End
    Date: May 27, 2004
    Sender: Provi LanePrevious | Next

    I saw a production of the Sweepers in Stoneham MA. I happened to sit next to the writer's father which was quite nice. I was born in 1945 and was raised in the North End by my parents who immigrated from Palermo Scily in the 30s.

    I really enjoyed the play. I felt as though I were back home sitting on the front stoop of our house on Hanover Street. The three women depicted in the play represented to me my mom and my three aunts.

    Although they loved each other dearly, there was always an unspoken competitiveness between them from a to z.

    It was quite interesting to observe the connection between the setting, the characters and the dialog. I felt it was very well done.

    So much of what was depicted was right on target.

    One of the phrases that really got my attention was a reference to the living room. My mind immediately spun around and thought: "Not the living room!". The writer should have used the word "parlor". We had a kitchen, parlor and 2 bedrooms.

    P.S. We shared only a toilet with the other tenants on the same floor in the building. The toilet was located in the cold common area of each floor. We didn't have tub or shower facilities in many of the buildings. We used the public bath house near the Christopher Columbus school.

    Thanks for the memories.



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    Comment index:

  • Loved IT   from Anne, Nov 29, 2003
  • » I grew up in the North End «   from Provi Lane, May 27, 2004
  • I grew up in the North End too   from Marilyn Romeo, Jun 24, 2005
  • Dottie   from Leslie Best, Aug 10, 2012
  • Loved IT   from Anne, Nov 29, 2003
  • » I grew up in the North End «   from Provi Lane, May 27, 2004
  • I grew up in the North End too   from Marilyn Romeo, Jun 24, 2005
  • Dottie   from Leslie Best, Aug 10, 2012