The Old Soles of Old Brooklyn
As a cluttered little shop near Coney Island lives on without him, an ailing ninety-two-year-old shoemaker watches his son carry out the carefully polished family legacy.
For the first time in his life, ninety-two-year-old Frank Catalfumo has stopped working at F & C Shoe Rebuilding in South Brooklyn, the shop he inherited from his father after World War II. Now the shop is run by Frank’s son Michael, who has also followed in his father’s footsteps. Though F & C is as busy as ever, the trade stops with this generation, as Michael’s children have been able to choose different life paths.
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