Listen to this story read outloud on WXPN. I marvel at my Nagymama all the time. Although she is 98-years old, she has never ONCE in her life had surgery. As a child, I honestly don’t remember her ever being sick. For goodness sake, she doesn’t even have one stretch mark on her entire body! […]
Nagymama always said… that your insides would explode if you held in a fart. What did your family tell you about farting?
Anyu and Nagymama always said… that poop would come out of your mouth if you didn’t poop for more than 3 days. What did your parents tell you about poop?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]