"STAND UP STRAIGHT! DON’T LOOK AT ME LOOK BEYOND ME. LOUDER! NO NO NO, YOU’RE A SOLDIER, YOU HAVE TO SAY THAT LINE LIKE YOU MEAN IT," she would say. My brother and I would practice our recitations for the church banquet on our huge wooden breakfast table. It was part of the life of a PK. Had to be the leaders, perform flawlessly, set an example to the church, represent family and culture as best as possible. The motto in our house was "what must be done isn’t even difficult". In Serbian, "Sta se mora, nije ni tesko."