The family is doing well. They are making incremental achievements in their greater amelioration into the society we call America. The father recently sent in his application to become a licensed taxi driver and is expecting a response by next month. The eldest son recently became employed at a convenient store downtown. The mother found a new means of employment as a babysitter. She expressed a desire to work with children early on, however, she became employed as a cook in a hot kitchen standing on her feet for an entire shift with little breaks, which she detested. We spoke to her briefly on the phone when Gadina handed us his mobile. Her limited English limited the conversation, however, the reassurance in her voice confirmed all was well. The younger son was on spring break and well conversant in the television programming.
Gadina and Arkiband along with Emily and I shared a meal together followed by coffee and doughnuts. The conversation held many facets from local to worldly affairs. America’s Funniest Home Video’s aired on the television and was amusuing. Laughter seems to transcend cultural contexts.