Lucille Mascareñas tells her son Victor about moving from the city to live and work on her husband’s family farm, where she spent a lot of time with her husband’s grandmother, Candelaria, who only spoke Spanish. Lucille understood Spanish but did not speak it, and she felt Candelaria was very tough on her, but over time she learned to appreciate the older woman.

Originally aired December 4, 2009, on NPR’s Morning Edition.