Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Memoirs of an Eighty year old- Episode V

Episode: Family November

I was supposed to post about the life of grandpa and grandma in the railway quarters. But despite me having a bunch of data with me, it is all jumbled up and confusing. I need to have another big chat with grandpa to get the details right. That will have to wait since their house is currently filled with family, fun and mild chaos. So I decided to write about this family time. What is it to have your children, their spouses, and your grandchildren staying with you for a few days? I think its super fun and so does grandpa.

I have as usual been a regular visitor to their house despite the relatives. And why not, I am after all accepted as the extended family by almost every one of them. In a society where one’s own relatives act weird, having someone else’s family accept you with open arms tells about their upbringing. When the parents love all their children equally and give them the freedom to live their lives without too much interference, the love is reciprocated.

I have met grandpa’s youngest great-grandchild, a four year old girl; the daughter of their first grandson. The reason I am specifically mentioning her is because she became my cutest little friend in less than two days. We spent most of the evenings playing with the dolls in my house. She is a sweet girl with great imagination and good observation skills. There were times when she answered just like grandma, maybe she will turn out like her. J

The rest of the family is no less friendly. They have a way of involving you in their conversations and making jokes at each other. The mothers in this family are totally cool and casual, yet practical. At any time of the day we can hear chatter, laughter and some banter between them. I have seen that grandpa gets totally active with people around him. The more the number of people the more active he gets. And grandma is the “busy bee” as ever. She just cannot sit idle.

I am off to visit them again, so meet I’ll you in the next episode. Till then, be happy, be human.


  1. Beautifully written series!! I'll be looking forward to read the forth coming episodes of it. Very happy to see someone writing the things we have heard as stories since our childhood. Not to encroach on your story line, if I may suggest - he speaks very well on topics like Politics, Spirituality, Service and last but definitely not the least - Mathematics(Ask him about the 17th table story) :) :)
    Thanks again for bringing these stories out - Its definitely fun reading.

    1. Thank you so much.I am glad you enjoy reading it. Surely I will ask and write about the topics you have suggested. The "table story" sounds like fun, so that's next on my list. :) Thank you for the suggestions. And do keep posting your opinions. :)