Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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On the left is Daisy Cassidente; on the right is Daisy's sister, Gina Marchese. They're holding the report card of their aunt, Carolina Cataudella, who attended the Manhattan Trade School for Girls in 1926 and ’27. She's the one whose report card listed her father's occupation as "Macaroni Laborer" -- my favorite job description in the entire report card collection.

I had the pleasure of interviewing Daisy and Gina -- and also Gina's husband, Hank -- last Friday. I'll be telling their aunt's story in a future installment on Slate. I don't want to give away too much, but let's just say that the macaroni figures prominently in the family's history.

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