Transcription: The Radio Station

I am a ridiculously fast typist, so I have transcribed this conversation word-for-word. Enjoy. “Hallo?” “Hey, Anyu-“ “Vhat dah story?” “Great news, the Leeway Foundation gave me a grant to write some our family stories to encourage young people to talk to their grandparents and parents!” “You know, I saw Cheryl de odder day, she […]

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One night, a noise woke me up. Clip clip clip. I wriggled around to free myself from the blankets that Nagymama tied to the mattress with shoelaces, and climbed over the fortress of chairs that my family put around the bed to insure that I wouldn’t fall out of bed. I looked around and realized […]

Bouncy Balls

This is part 2 of The Shopping Nightmare. As my mother, aunt, cousins, and I walked through the echoing halls of the Middlesex Mall, I was relieved that poking, prodding and shopping had finally come to an end. I looed forward to going home, where I had already started to color the inside of a […]

The Shopping Nightmare

As a child, I hated shopping more than going to the dentist. That didn’t stop my mom and aunt from spending hours in discount clothing stores, going through every item on the 75% off clearance wrack to find “the deal”. To relive my painful boredom, I hid in the circular clothing racks, and dove out […]

Political Indifference

On November 4th, 2008, I called my mother. “Vhat’s dah story?” “Hey, Anyu, can’t talk long, do me a favor. I need you to go to the high school and stand in line for the special booths with the buttons in them. I need you to hit the button that says O-B-A-M-A, it’s really a […]

Poopy Tree

It was a muggy summer day in August when I helped my mother and grandmother load in some groceries from the car. Even something as simple as grocery shopping is an ordeal in the Yuhas household. “Come inside, it’s raining, you’ll catch your death!” Nagymama hollered from inside. “Hold on, Nagymama, I need to bring […]