Gifts from America: And Other Stories

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Xlibris Corporation, Sep 24, 2003 - Humor - 71 pages

In Gifts From America, humorous vignettes of family members who are new to the United States are remembered. Many times, a simple narrative takes a life of its own, and as the story is retold it grows and changes. Simple events take new meaning as they are weaved into stories showing how memory and imagination reveal the nature of the people involved. Although these stories relate happenings about Armenian people who migrated to America, their humor, love, and compassion reveal the universal unanimity of our human nature.

 

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Contents

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
9
PROLOGUE
11
UNCLE SARKIS AND AUNT HILDAS COURTSHIP
13
GIFTS FROM AMERICA
16
RUBBING SHOULDERS WITH AN ANGEL
19
THEIR FIRST THANKSGIVING
23
PEDRAS BAPTISM
26
AUNT HILDAS SOUP
29
BRAKE DRIVING
45
GLOBAL ARMENIANS
49
DINNER WITH UNCLE SARKIS AND AUNT HILDA
51
THE WEDDING OF PEDRA AND RICARDO
54
DONT MESS WITH AUNT HILDA
56
DRINKING TURKISH COFFEE
59
VAPORS FROM A SOLID CURE
62
AUNT HILDAS PRESENTS
64

LADY LUCHIA
33
WATCHING TELEVISION
35
AMPLE SUGAR AND CREAM
39
DRIVING
42
THE VILLAGE OF NEZ
68
A NOTE ABOUT THE ARMENIANS IN TURKEY
71
Back Cover
72
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Hector Timourian was born in Mexico City and grew up having to learn and adapt to the different Mexican and Armenian languages and cultures. At the age of 14 he came to the United States and adapted to the American culture. He is a retired biomedical scientist and educator. He now lives in Northern California with his wife, artist and art teacher Dorothy Loizeaux.

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