Audio Recording "Those guys are Italian, only Italians do this kind of work."
About this Item
- "Those guys are Italian, only Italians do this kind of work."
- Contributor Names
- Federico, Carmine (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - People's Park Hardware (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Carmine Federico, co-owner of People's Park Hardware.
- - Summary of audio segment: TC asks CF to tell the story of his meeting Sario. CF says he moved out of his aunt's house, where he was boarding. He rented the little apartment which is right behind the store. It was a small apartment, conditions weren't good there. Across the street, on Lewis Street, there's a flower shop now. And a parking lot. It's blacktop now, but in those days they had a nice garden there, and there was a dead cherry tree. CF and his brother walked out the alley, and saw two kids with shovel and pick, trying to dig this dead tree out. CF told his brother, those guys are Italian, only Italians do this kind of work. So they went by and said hello, and sure enough, they were Italian. Sario and his brother were digging the tree, and they and their sister had just come from Italy and were living with one of their uncles. And to show him their appreciation, they cleaned up the garden for the uncle, and were ripping up this old dead tree. So that's how they met, and they became really good friends.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A005
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "Those guys are Italian, only Italians do this kind of work.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003869/.
APA citation style:
Federico, C. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "Those guys are Italian, only Italians do this kind of work.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/afcwip003869/.
MLA citation style:
Federico, Carmine, and Thomas D Carroll. "Those guys are Italian, only Italians do this kind of work.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003869/>.