Family Histories

“I am Armenian”

“What nationality are you?” “I am Armenian,” my grandfather replied to a Turkish officer who asked what his nationality was. “This is the way the Armenians should be,” he asserted, kicking his feet together, lifting […]

Family Histories

Homage to Kingsley Drive

Growing up in an Armenian household, the first language I ever learned to speak and communicate in was Armenian. Before having the ability to comprehend the concepts of nationality or geography, the only world that existed in […]

History

Too Young to Die

On December 24, 1924, when the rest of the world was celebrating Christmas Eve, Charles and Mary Terzian, an Armenian couple living in Los Angeles, California, were celebrating the birth of twins—Samuel and Dorothy.  Like […]