Off late or rather often I find myself talking about my father whenever some instances in day to day life comes which reminds me of what my father would do or used to do or would be doing then and I find myself cherishing those moments! Indeed I can quote;’ Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes’…
The interesting part of this emotive start is most of the memoirs brings smile and are funny too!
Many a times I have said this to my husband and whomsoever I spoke with and the topic of families and childhood days came and when I spoke about my dad that my dad should have born in the current generation seeing his ways of life:
He loves to maintain his ‘social network’ and is quite successful in that without using Facebook, however he does not understand ‘F’ of Facebook or better say ‘I’ of Internet. We including kids in family have tried so many times, but no gain :’( .He knows only one thing ‘take the print out’
And when I talk of taking print outs, or rather say habit of collecting information (again something which even I do, but the ways are different), my dad is incomparable. He is very conscious of the current affairs’ related to politics specially, about education, about software and software company news, this one because his kids (we both) are associated with that. He would take paper cuttings and carefully file it, so that he can share them with us, when we meet. So much connected with us, touch wood!
He has keen interest in latest products in market; he loves trying out international brands of clothes and shoes,way more interested than men of his generation .We always had all the electronic gadgets in our home, latest with the technology, thanks to dad’s interests!
He likes trying out different and new kind of food, but undoubtedly loves food made by my Mom(his wife ),though would rarely admit that. My mom would often say even when she’s on deathbed, he would ask her to cook first for the day and then die .You know this is their way of showing attachment . He’s so foodie (of course, I inherit his this part or almost all part of his nature ) that if he has invitation from multiple places for feast on the same day, he would make sure he visits all the places, not only for formality but for eating too , he would love to try out some of the spreads all all places, only to end up with an upset stomach but happy otherwise . All in the family always have a good laugh on this behavior of my father. The benefit of this habit of dad and awesome culinary skill of Mom was that, we always had privilege of tastiest food at home and even out of home
He’s quite good in interacting with people, be it anybody, even my friend circle…so quite a social person. Give him a chance to interact with a friend and end of day, he would have more of his/her bio-data than me quite an inquisitive person he’s.
He loves travelling and exploring different places; has travelled a lot in India during his studies and keeps recalling those experiences when visiting those places again or when we go to those places, he would share those days reminisces and such talks are quite refreshing…
I have so many recollections with dad, that I can keep them jotting and it would not end even then…
Today he’s on the way to Hyderabad with Mom and my Masi, Mausa and kiddo cousin Arnav and I am really excited to meet all of them. I would not be missing them for some time now…Hope to have an awesome time in coming few days!
Love you Papa and Love you Mom!
PS. Now these are coming post pokes from Arnav aka Bonnie after his experiences with ‘dad the great’; he was like, I should certainly enter these in the write-up. So his experiences of which me and my bro and all others would agree…when we are travelling by train, dad has to get down at all the stations and take a stroll compulsorily and return with the something or other from the station, especially if that place is famous for some thing: like Agra and ‘Agra ke pethe’,Allahabad and ‘Allahabad ke amrood(guava)’,Nagpur and ‘Nagpur ke santre(oranges)’,etc. When we were very young, we would get scared when train would start and he would not be around, fearing that he might be left behind at the station .All in relation would say that, he would only not venture out at stations that would come across in the travel while he’s sleeping ,a little exaggeration, I know… but this is how family talks happen
And the latest news is dad again wants to learn computers and this time he’s asked bro to bring his old laptop along, so that he can learn ,let’s see how much progress he makes!
Folks, because of huge situational demand and the amount of stories and moments I want to share and keep for records, I will be updating this blog from time to time…
-> The latest development is: My cousin helped my Father to open his Facebook account and dad proudly calls my younger brother, sharing the news of his FB account being opened and now he would get an account setup for our Mom too…the tone was how he got his bank account opened in a new bank and will get one opened for Mom too