This brings back so many memories growing up. Both of my parents were the first in their families to graduate from college. My father went on to become a business professional. My mother, with her masters degree in hand, taught reading in elementary school. For my parents and their contemporaries, instilling a sound formal education and informal and unspoken lesson code-switching were taught from birth.
I always wondered how “ammalan” became “ambulance.”
Thanks for the trip down memory which in reality is only as far as today. Brilliant read, my friend. Brilliant.