This is a memoir of childhood friends growing up together in the 40’s and 50’s in Little Italy NY. It tells the story of the culture of living in a poor neighborhood with Italian Immigrants.
The old neighborhood, as it is still referred to by its past residents, was full of life with Italians that immigrated from different areas of Italy bringing with them all their different foods, cultures, superstitions and most of all their dreams to raise their children to become good, honest and successful American Citizens. Growing up in Little Italy was difficult, yet rewarding. We were considered poor in terms of material wealth, but many of us grew up richer in mind, body and soul.
Most of all we had our imaginations to dream up games that gave us something to do all day long. In our own way we were entrepreneurs, as we did anything to make money like selling newspapers, shining shoes, running errands and more. Looking back, the Good Times Were Rolling Along."