Deaner describes an idyllic childhood in a "mixed neighborhood." Speaks fondly of Junior College, Hershey Park, ballroom, Community Theatre, etc. Mr. Deaner adds commentary. Gratitude to Mr. Hershey for hiring during Depression. Children tried to "Americanize" parents; family wanted to put Italian life aside, although traditional cooking was taught. Remembers dedicated teachers, speaks highly of schools. Relates religious events, holiday and family traditions, experience with Italian prejudice.