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Poem: "All the Colors" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "All the Colors"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 24th, 2014 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)

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>> That played out in my family as well, though the language in question was Yiddish. My father spoke it; my mother does not. Her father was American born, and both her parents wanted their children to be "real Yankees." None of my cousins are bilingual, and I found out (to my profound chagrin) when I tried to hold a conversation a few years back that I've forgotten most of my active usage skills. <<

Sad as it is when languages die out, I think it's sadder when people kill them on purpose.

>> But I seem to have missed something somewhere. When and how did Hannah *et al* find Rosita's family of origin?!? <<

That's in two poems which are written but not yet sponsored and posted: "Wherever We Find Them" and "Climbing the Family Tree." When I printed off poems for my parents to look at, I did it early enough in the morning that I forgot to account for sequencing, so this poem appears out of order and is therefore confusing. Sorry about that.
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