Our family language.

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“Every household has a first language, a kind of language of the home. And luckily for me the language of my home was looking; I was just kind of raised to look around.” — Alex Kalman

It’s true — every household does have a first language. It could be cooking or car repair, music or observing others. In my home, that language was Russian. Yes, it was Russian, but the true language of my home was books. When I was 2 years old…

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Elena Tucker

Elena Tucker

Writer and storyteller, immigrant, wife, mom, knitter, collector of jokes, lover of cheap, sweet wine.