My 7 childhood memories...

@vandana7 (67648)
India
December 30, 2015 2:03pm CST
There are many... 1. My mom was cooking something on stove and she had really long hair...it used to reach below her knee and I used to sit and play with her hair while she stood and cooked. I must have been around 4. 2. I was refusing to eat cream and my mom wanted me to eat some so she lit some incense sticks and added some sugar on my cream...back then we didn't have essences and stuff like that I suppose. I ate it. I still like incense sticks because they remind me of her. 3. My dad beat me, and this lady picked me up and to console me she showed me some magic with her three fingers. Love you mom. 4. I sat on her lap and she told me she will repair my ring and get a stone replaced in that and gently pulled it out..that was the last I ever saw her. A couple of years ago, while cleaning the house I saw her purse and the ring was there...I had never correlated it to be her ..I thought some other lady had taken it from me. Again around 5. 5. Climbing mango tree and stealing a few ..only to be caught and asked to climb right back and fix them up on tree with cello tape..nuns can be smart..they wont let you eat that mango they wont let the tree get it back either. 6. Gardener Ujagar carrying me on his shoulder to a big canteen and there everybody pampering me...and me getting my first taste of tea. That is why it is hard for me to believe that crimes are proliferating in lower class. 7. Me sleeping with songs that Lata Mangeshkar sang...so that I don't get to hear sounds outside. I was 7 or so, and dad used to go on night shifts. I can't help remembering the ones with my mom because I have ruminated over them umpteen number of times. Those are the only few I have of her. :) So thanks for reading. :) Please share yours..
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
31 Dec 15
Those are very sweet memories.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
31 Dec 15
Yes...I can't call them sad. I can only call them sweet. :)
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
31 Dec 15
@vandana7 sweet memories can make us feel sad too.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
31 Dec 15
@paigea ..I don't want to call them that. :) You see...it is the feeling that she cared. Nowadays when I look at children being scolded when they are younger, I feel glad I do not have a single memory of her scolding me. So it is sort of feeling of love that covers me when I think of her. :) How can I then call it sad? :)
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Dec 15
Wont get into the sad parts for now. It is going to be 2:00 am here. So let me focus only on ice cream that you were refusing to have. Why on earth were you refusing to have that ice cream? After all it was ice cream!!! Or did you want a special flavor?
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
30 Dec 15
It was not ice cream...she possibly thought I was too skinny so used to pull out the cream each day and feed me that with sugar..Yuck! She sure needed some training. lol.
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@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Dec 15
@vandana7 Ah I misread that. Cream is something that no one gave me ever. Even the cakes I got during my early years were without cream. Later when I had it on pastries, I asked mom about those blank cakes. I had some sort of allergy was the reply. Maybe that is one more reason why I am skinny living skeleton
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@richnonai (501)
• Pattaya, Thailand
31 Dec 15
Poor my vandy. I can not discern if you wound up liking or disliking your parents. And the lady who was going to repair the ring...what happened to her? I will not put any of my childhood here...I will wait and eventually do it on posts.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
31 Dec 15
Lady who took the ring happened to be my mom, and I did not know. I could only remember that she took it out of my finger promising to get it repaired.
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
It is good to remember her as she was clearly influential. Not sure I liked the idea of fattening you up with cream and sugar.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
30 Dec 15
May be they did that a lot in those days because dad likes to eat cream like that. :)
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@pgiblett (6587)
• Canada
30 Dec 15
@vandana7 Ok! Personally I didn't mind cream on another dish - like a banana split, but not on its own.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
30 Dec 15
@pgiblett ..Had she been alive when I was in teens, this could have become something we argued about and may be the childhood scenario would have been forgotten as well. :)
@TheHorse (72397)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Jan 16
Why did your mom die so young? I have an album of Lata Mangeshkar melodies, but they're played on Indian instruments. She doesn't sing on the album, so I don't really know her voice.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
1 Jan 16
I love Lata Mangeshkar...she does not know she helped me through those scary moments by keeping me distracted. My mother...well, it is a long story..not something I want to share on New Year day...Happy New Year. :)
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@TheHorse (72397)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Jan 16
@vandana7 Happy New Years. I played Melodies of the Queen (Lata Mangeshkar) on my last road trip to Iowa to see old friends. Now, when I listen to it, I think of that road trip and my old friends who I rarely see.
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@LadyDuck (176483)
• Switzerland
31 Dec 15
Number 5 is funny, it also happened to me, it was not mango, but pears. Nuns are smart everywhere in the world.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
31 Dec 15
I bet they did all that when they were young and are passing down the legacy that previous nuns handed down.
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@DeborahDiane (23776)
• Laguna Woods, California
31 Dec 15
What wonderful memories. I remember growing up in rural Missouri and I enjoyed it very much.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
31 Dec 15
I too enjoyed playing with my mother's hair..and don't recollect her yelling at me...it kept me entertained alright and she possibly found that easier than having me do something dangerous elsewhere.
@Shiva49 (13972)
• Singapore
31 Dec 15
Memories like these make our lives richer, I recall them while in "dire straits" - siva
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
31 Dec 15
Yes...they are so insignificant and yet they are stored up there...as if the brain is telling us..forget trash this is important.
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@garymarsh6 (14430)
• United Kingdom
30 Dec 15
They are some lovely memories you have there and no one can take them away from you. Sad they may be but you have something to hold on to with fondness.
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@vandana7 (67648)
• India
30 Dec 15
Yes. :) If she'd been alive, those would not have been significant, and may be they would have been forgotten. :)
@just4him (127167)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Dec 15
Great memories. I already shared mine.