It was the depression; the young men were survivors of the Armenian genocide and living and working in Watertown, Massachusetts. Paul had just purchased his first necktie with the earnings from his first job and had set the tie out to wear to church the next morning. Peter, an early riser, got up to get ready for church, and spying the necktie, put it on. When Paul came to don his new (to him) necktie, it was no longer where he had left it, but rather on Peter's neck! Sunday morning suddenly burst out in a cacophony of shouts . . . The boys' mother, Yepros, hearing the argument, stated the following: Bu evi, senin benim yokh. In this house, there is no mine or yours. You wear the necktie to church this week, Peter, and Paul, you wear the necktie to church next week!
There is no yours or mine in this house! Bu evi, senin benim yokh. Those words followed Marash Girl throughout her growing years . . . and to this day.