Interview of Dan Pichney

Title

Interview of Dan Pichney

Subject

Oral History, Italian-American, South Florida

Description

  • Name: Dan Pichney

  • Place and date of birth: East Elmhurst, NY, February 21, 1950

    • Generation: 3rd
  • Family origin: 
  • Maternal grandparents: 
    • Francesca Vitti from Putignano, near Bari (Puglia, Italy)
    • from Castellana Grotte, near Bari (Puglia, Italy)
  • Fraternal grandparents: 
    • From Ukraine
    • From Ukraine
  • Spoken languages: 
    • English (native language)
    • Some knowledge of Standard Italian 
    • Some knowledge of Southern dialects / Barese dialect

Relocation in Florida: West Palm Beach, 2005.

List of the Italian Expressions and Traditions Mentioned in the interview:

Manicot (Neapoletan word for the Italian-American kind of pasta)

Professo’ (Neapoletan words for professor)

La bella figura (an Italian saying that means “make a good impression”)

Creator

Dan Pichney

Source

Interview

Publisher

Program of Italian of the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University

Date

02-17-2017

Contributor

Viviana Pezzullo

Rights

Program of Italian of the Department of Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literature, Florida Atlantic University

Relation

Italian-American Oral History Collection at Florida Atlantic University Digital Library

Format

Audio mp3

Language

it, en

Type

Oral History

Coverage

US-FL, 2017

Interviewer

Viviana Pezzullo

Interviewee

Dan Pichney

Location

DP's House

Transcription

See Attached File

Original Format

Audio mp3

Duration

00:08:27

Bit Rate/Frequency

130Kbits/s

Time Summary


TIMING

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION

00:01- 00:41

DP’s origins

00:43 - 01:08

DP’s visit to Putignano, Bari

01:12 - 01:46

DP’s identification with Italian culture more than the Ukrainian one

01:47- 02:25

The Italian Sunday dinner

02:52 - 03:29

Learning Italian: a way to stay in touch with his past

03:54 - 04:46

DP’s grandparents’ stories

04:55 - 05:30

The use of the Barese dialect 

05:50 - 06:26

Similarities between South Italy and South Florida

06:27 - 06:53

Pictures and objects from Castellana Grotte

06:57 - 07:16

The Italians brought their idea to America

07:28 - 07:53

The description of Italian-American basements

07:58 - 08:27

The Italian expression “La bella figura”

Citation

Dan Pichney, “Interview of Dan Pichney,” Italian-American Memories: Documentary Archive, accessed April 13, 2021, https://itamm.omeka.net/items/show/277.