Trees with sweet beans - school time memories
January 19, 2017 9:07pm CST
That's what we called those trees. I now know their real name. They are called rain trees. We walked to school and this particular road was skirted with these trees. They had long black beans that fell off the tree. We would pick them up and enjoy them. They were sweeter than honey. But mother would not have it. She had given strict instructions that we should not eat them. She caught me one day. Those long beans had seeds that we discarded and by mistake some of them fell in my school bag. Mother spotted them there and I got a good you know what. What were you hiding from your parents while at school? More about the rain tree https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albizia_saman
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I had to hide a change of clothing at school because if I showed up at school in the clothes my parents made me leave home in I would have been the subject of great ridicule. Fortunately I managed not to get caught. Looking back, I don't know how I did it.