Reading to us kids

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I keep being amazed by what stories I haven't recorded-- such as dad reading to all of us from, read more often if not necessarily for a total longer amount of time, than Lord of the Rings:

My Name is Aram

And often repeating, when reasonable in daily conversation, the patriarch's line:

"It is of no importance now! Haven't we all lost our homeland?!"

Dad also got into the part where the protagonist is repeatedly interrupted trying to tell a simple story with such commentary as: "Of course you had to drink many glasses of water after oversalting the rice. We know what happens when you oversalt rice. No need to go over and over into ... "