By Kareen Kakouris
Growing up in New Jersey, I remember my mother telling me how she and my father, along with my grandparents, immigrated to America. They came from Hamburg, Germany and didn’t speak a word of English. My mother arrived first and not long after married my father, a Scotsman whom she had met in Germany. When my grandparents came to the United States a couple of years later, my mother’s English was so good she was able to help her own father on job interviews.