Maria wrote me…
My father was from Volpago, Italy. His mother died when he was quite young. Rso, my Zia became the surrogate mother to the three younger siblings.
I remember her petting the palm of my hand from heel to fingertip and saying these words…
dova sen data
date la nona
…and she would tickle the palm of my hand and say, Giddie, giddie, giddie!.
I’m sure my spelling is way off but, perhaps you can decipher it. I would so appreciate any help so, I can play with my great grandchildren as Zia did with me.
Thank you so much.
If anyone is familiar with this rhyme, or can offer any help, please comment below.
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