The seeds of Capri Temporary Housing started with a photograph.
“Who is this, Ma?” Luigi asked.
“Oh, that’s Gianni,” his mother replied in broken English. “The daughter of my friend”
Dad’s mother, Anna, came to America from a small village near Sorrento, Italy. Anna grew up with Maria, my mother’s mom. Anna’s older sister, Luisa, had passed away, leaving 3 children behind. At her own mother’s urging, Anna married her sister’s husband and moved to Brooklyn, New York, to raise his children. She and my grandfather, Salvatore, had another eight children, of which my father was her third child. Anna missed her home and stayed in touch with her friend, Maria, through letters.
My mom, the oldest of Maria’s five children, and the only girl, quit school in the 4th grade to help her mother at home. Her brothers often spied on her when she grew older, and once, her father dragged home when her brothers told him about a secret meeting with a boyfriend. Mom longed for freedom, and ached to come to America. One day in May of 1959, her mother, Maria, sent a picture of my then 22 year old mother to Anna. This picture turned my dad’s head. And soon, Giovanna, my mother received a letter from this dashing young man in America
On September 1st, 1959, they met for the first time. Dad proposed. Mom accepted. 10 days later, on September 10th, they were married in a little chapel near the little village where my grandmothers and my mother grew up.
10 days leads to 38 years
The next 38 years flew by. I remember setting the table every holiday with the best china in preparation for the friends who were always welcome in our home. Mom and Dad loved to entertain guests! I guess that is where I got the bug to offer hospitality. Even if guests dropped in, Mom always found food and coffee to offer them to make them feel at home. My parents never knew a stranger, and neither do we!
I chose the name Capri to honor my Italian heritage. It is part of the culture of our company. For instance, the fixin’s for a spaghetti dinner sit in a gift bag on the counter of your furnished apartment.
Hospitality is the fabric of our service to you. It is our mission to give you the best in furnished apartments, wherever you need us. Like my parents, you will never be a stranger!
To get a quote on rates and availability, give us a call at 800-258-3959. We can service your needs anywhere in the United States!
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