Cassata cake for my birthday

November 1992
Yankee;Nov92, Vol. 56 Issue 11, p68
Recounts the author's experiences growing up Italian in Bridgeport, Conn., in the late 1940s. Mother's negative feelings about Irish friends; Impact of move from Italian ghetto to the suburbs; Why spending time with Irish friends was enjoyable; Italian life revolved around adults rather than children; How parents tried to assimilate themselves to America yet remember their Italian heritage; How father Americanized his name; Birthday celebration with a cassata cake.


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