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In Their Own Words: Spaghetti for Baby

Filomeno and Rose Cocchiarella with Michelina Frascone

Leona and Jerry Hurley
470 Hopkins, 1952-1954

Audio Transcript

Leona Hurley: "We had our own entrance and Mickey had hers. When our son was born there in February, she took care of him while I worked."

Jerry Hurley: "We was the only Irish—my grandparents come from Ireland.They were all Italians."

LH: "Mickey used to feed him spaghetti at five months."

JH: "When she would babysit him and feed him at lunchtime, she fed him spaghetti instead of whatever because they were Italian, and they ate spaghetti."