Le Eyké Sous Le Akbé Orchpé in Asketbé

In Rukavina family written history, perhaps the preeminent distillation of my grandmother Nettie came in a note she left for my father (her son) one day, taped to the back window of her house in Brantford, Ontario:

Message from my grandmother

For those of you who don’t read Pig Latin, that’s “the key is under the back porch in basket.”

My grandmother placed a lot of faith in the notion that those of the criminal element were not skilled at foreign languages.

And in her son (who was).

It worked.

My father saved the note all these years, in an accordion file marked “Rukavina Memorabilia.”


Thelma's picture
Thelma on November 26, 2019 - 16:43 Permalink

How wonderful. Your father was super.

Oliver Rukavina's picture
Oliver Rukavina on November 26, 2019 - 17:16 Permalink

Does this make sense in order of people who spoke/speak Pig Latin in the Family: Your Father's Mother then You

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Susan White on November 27, 2019 - 11:59 Permalink

What a treasure!