This is a journey from my First Home to the one gifted by an Institution called Marriage.
Marriage changes our life for forever- our favorite room or corner, our belongings, our City, our priorities but What I miss the most from my ex-home is The Verandah.
There are so many GOOD memories which make me like it more than a Balcony.
The front Verandah of the home: Traditional chips flooring, a folding bed, 2 tall trees, a small garden with few plants and green grass cover.
WINTERS AND MOTHER’S LOVE
Sun bath and Motherly Massage:
We used to enjoy Sun bath lying on a bed in Front Porch of the house after coming back from school . I remember when Mother used to treat us with oil massage. At that time, we were so reluctant but now, I am really thankful to her and miss those badly.
Health packed Lunch:
Over the weekends, we used to enjoy lunch having Fruits, Salads and Sprouts under the warmth of Sun.
It was so easy to avail the services of Scrap collection and other household repairs. There were many street vendors calling aloud-
Knife sharpening wallas
Our favorites were-
and Candy selling carts
We used to buy Green Chickpea bush (Cholia traditionally) and relish it plucking one by one.
Back Verandah had lot to offer too.
SWING AND SWIRL
A cane swing which was our favorite for a small nap in the morning or enjoying with friends. When sad, it was our favorite hideout.
The time has passed but the Swing is still there;Little shabby but linked with so many memories. Now, my Son enjoys it sitting on her Gradma’s Lap.
Grape arbor, Lemon and Guava trees, Vegetable plants- usually visited by Cats, Birds and other slow moving creatures- I remind myself of all these time and again.
The mere memory of these give me goose bumps and make me wish to go back in time.
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