Introducing my parents

@allknowing (70862)
India
June 18, 2017 9:57pm CST
I have lost both my parents but they are vivid in my memory Both loved us all and managed to give us the best education despite having financial difficulties. Today we are all doing well. My father was good with his hands. He decorated my first holy communion candle with beautiful white roses. He was creative and designed his house. He was no architect. He only had middle school formal education but he could solve maths problems of a graduate level. My parents thought they would lose me when I was just 2 and that got me attached to them, specially my father. My mother adored her husband. They were like two love birds. She never addressed him by his name but just said 'Can you hear me' Mother was strict with us unlike father who would ask my mother to handle us if we were beyond handling. My mother had the gift of the gab to manage the household despite there being hardly any money to go by My mother was extremely kind to animals. We had all sorts of them in the house. I lost my father when he was just 57 but mother lived to a ripe old age of 92 - well loved by family, neighbours and friends.
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@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
19 Jun 17
I loved reading this especially on a Monday morning most parents strive to give their children the best of everything. I am sure that your parents are watching over you. I now know where your kindness for animals comes from.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
19 Jun 17
I got the creativity from my father. I designed our house and have a flair for anything that has art in it.
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@Nawsheen (22953)
• Mauritius
19 Jun 17
@allknowing okay. The creativity comes from him. I am sure if he had the opportunity at this time he would have been able to showcase his talents. My cousin is also very talented in arts and wanted to pursue his further studies in this field. His mom forced him to become a lawyer and he couldn't say no since his mother is sick.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
19 Jun 17
@Nawsheen He can always do what he wants to do later in life. Age is just a number.
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@PatZAnthony (13117)
• Charlotte, North Carolina
19 Jun 17
It is nice that you have good memories of your parents. Love that you say your mother had the "gift of gab" b/c it is an important quality. Many now don't now it seems.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
19 Jun 17
Our childhood was great despite there being hardly any luxuries.
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@atoz1to10 (6821)
• Australia
19 Jun 17
Good afternoon from Australia... Thanks for introducing your parents to us... I'm sure they will be very happy to know that you think so high of them. Do you have any siblings?
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
19 Jun 17
We were 9 and now we are 5
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@atoz1to10 (6821)
• Australia
19 Jun 17
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@ilocosboy (39102)
• Philippines
19 Jun 17
Wow your mother lived almost one century. Nice of you to introduce them to us.
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@andriaperry (61334)
• Anniston, Alabama
19 Jun 17
You had wonderful parents too
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@prashu228 (25516)
• India
19 Jun 17
That's a lovely introduction. I always admire the older generation couples. Specially I like that " can you hear me" thing. Lol. They never used to call their husbands by their name..
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
19 Jun 17
My mother adored her husband
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@jstory07 (71338)
• Roseburg, Oregon
19 Jun 17
What a very nice memory you have of your parents. That is great.
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@rebelann (43103)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Jun 17
I'm sorry you lost your parents but I'm glad your mom lived 92 years and had a loving family.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
20 Jun 17
It was her responsibility to see us all independent and happy I suppose that God kept her that long. Let me tell you one thing. She was thoroughly spoilt with so many of her kids, sons and daughters in law, and grand children mollycoddling here. One happy woman I say
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@rebelann (43103)
• El Paso, Texas
20 Jun 17
She was blessed @allknowing
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
20 Jun 17
@rebelann She conducted herself so well both with the poor and the rich.
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@jaboUK (55201)
• United Kingdom
20 Jun 17
I love hearing about people's families, and this is very interesting. It sounds as if you had a happy family life.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
20 Jun 17
Yes. One does not need lots of money to be happy. My mother has proved it.
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@thelme55 (15169)
• Germany
19 Jun 17
You had wonderful parents and they were a good examples to you and your siblings.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
20 Jun 17
Great parents, indeed.
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• Eugene, Oregon
19 Jun 17
They sound wonderful. My dad lived until age 89 and my mother to age 99. My moms last ten or twelve years were not good ones. They separated when I was eight months old, so the relationship was strained.
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@allknowing (70862)
• India
19 Jun 17
That is indeed sad when they cannot adjust to each other. My parents belonged to the old school of thought - for better of for verse and there were many worse conditions but they stuck together and truly loved each other.
@DianneN (88052)
• United States
20 Jun 17
You parents were loving and did a wonderful job raising their family. I can feel the love and pride you still have for them in your words.
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