Plus, Babe laments his inability to find anyplace to swim--and he remembers "the old times" at Crooked Path.
"United States Army says that river bed is no longer a river bed, but a road, so now it is a road. I get quite a laugh out of that every time I think of it."
"Don't let anyone, I don't care if it is the mayor, tell you you can't send anything that I just mentioned because fellows here have received everything I want in packages already."
The Italians can't understand how Americans can have a washing machine in their own homes — or how everyone is in the same social class.
"All in all, this is a pretty nice place, not at all unlike the climate and environment of Mount Kisco."