Paul Remembers Trying Sandwiches (Transcript)
Interviewee: Paul Moschella
Date of Birth: July 8, 1898
Date of Interview: February 19, 1991
Interviewer: Paul E. Sigrist, Jr.
Immigrated from Naples, Italy at age 22 in 1921
Ellis Island Collection: EI-28
Moschella Food at Ellis Island:
I remember on Ellis Island, we was like a bunch of sheep. We bumped one each the other and everybody had a suitcase and dragging their suitcase, stuff like that, and I remember the first meal they give to us. They give sandwich, white bread with a piece of cheese and a piece of ham, wrap them up and put them in a little baggie and give to us and it tasted so good…That was something new for us. I never seen sandwiches in Italy, no. That was something new for me, to tell you the truth, and it tasted like I had a nice piece of cake. It tasted good.