My dad would tell us a little stories about living This was during the 1920’s and 30’s in a working class neighborhood in Newark NJ. I “We had a tiled bathroom!” he would boast “nobody had that!” “Every morning, before the sun was up my dad used to wake us up by stirring his coffee. scraping the spoon against the cup. makes me wonder about the sleeping arrangements in that little house, in one half of a duplex house with his parents, five siblings and an aunt and uncle. Italian Americans comprise one of largest ethic groups in America, numbering approximately 22 million citizens. Additionally we are the largest in New Jersey. We are a proud, hard working people