This is the heartwarming and unforgettable story of Pete Cicale, one of nine children born to Italian immigrants at the turn of the twentieth century. He became the sole breadwinner of the family at the age of seven.
He grew up on 116thStreet and Pleasant Avenue, now known as Spanish Harlem. He started by polishing shoes on the corner, and as he grew, so did his jobs.
What made him unique in his time, and even today, is that he never thought, why me? He knew his role and lived by a code of ethics.
Join in the story of this memorable man, live with the customs of an immigrant family, and see the dynamics as you travel his journey.
You will live as Pete did, as life changes for him. Beset by circumstances beyond his control, his manipulative narcissistic father pulled the strings, and sent the family on a new path; taking them from NYC to the Hudson Valley where Pete was to become a farmer.
Face the severe adversity and betrayal that a weaker man could never have endured. Experience Pete’s love of family and find the wisdom of his Peteisms. Fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride.