I don't know if this is the proper place for this post but I thought I'd share with everyone. I'm sure Luca will be pleased, as his efforts put me in touch with my cousin in Italy. The contact was very brief and then it disappeared; however, Ale and I are friends on Facebook where she and I are chatting with more and more frequency. She has voluntarily become my language tutor
as I struggle to communicate with her as much as possible in Italian. Fortunately, her English allows me respite when I just can't figure out how to say what I want in Italian--my skills are negligible and my age doesn't make learning any easier
I'm glad I decided to give Facebook a try. It might be a worthwhile tool to find and/or communicate with family.