Nostalgic Childhood

Masood’s Blog inspired me to do this post, even though he has not tagged anyone in particular.

Edited to add : Vimmuuu has tagged me for doing this childhood memories tag, in his post - in the comments section. 

Childhood memories are nostalgic for one thing. Secondly I wish that I can go back to those times – the freedom I had during those days is really beckoning me.  Yeah, I’ve more freedom now, but attached along is the responsibility, committment, which puts a boundary on things which you can do

So, here I am travelling down my memory lane for those sweet moments which I can never ever forget and which I would love to share with you all.

- I never had a cycle of my own, till I crossed teenage. But, that didnt stop me from learning a cycle and ride like a junglee on it.  Those days, cycles on rent was the craze. Me and my friends used to walk for half an hour, get a cycle on hire, ride and ride and ride.  It used to be 50p for 1 hour. I used to get Re 1 everyday for hiring cycle. So, I’ll use 50p for cycle hire, ride for 1 hr and buy fried peanuts and eat and walk back home. This used to be the favourite pass time of all the boys and girls, living in my street.

- My youngest mama (maternal uncle) taught me to ride the cycle. Oh !!!! What fun I had that day.  It’s still so vivid in my mind. The day he decided to teach me, I took the cycle on hire for 3 hrs.  And in that 3 hrs, my mama ran behind me, shouted at me, advised me – finally made me ride the cycle on my own.  I would’ve fallen at least a dozen times, till I became the expert rider.

- Holiday times were spent at maternal Grandfather’s house.  He had an independent house with lots of trees and plants around.  There was a big Guava tree, which is my favourite of all trees. Have you seen the bark of that tree – its smooth and the outer skin keeps peeling. I like this tree very much.  A big branch of this tree started spreading into the terrace of my grandfather’s house and thats where the fun began. Me and my next door friends used to go the terrace, climb onto this branch, start walking on it and reach the tree.  There we used to search for guava fruits which were bitten by squirrels.  Do you know that those fruits are the sweetest ?????    My grandparents used to call us all monkeys – yeh, kurange, keezhe erangi vaa – which translates to Hey Monkey, just get down and come.  But, all those fell on deaf ears, as we absolutely enjoyed ourselves.  It was the most favourite thing to do on everyday of my holiday.

- My eldest uncle was living in Ahmedabad, when I was young. And off we all went for the summer holidays.  It’s like going from hot to scorching hot. But, as kids, we just enjoyed the whole trip.  Once, my uncle took us all to the Drive In Theatre.  It was a WOW moment for me. I’ve never been to one before and I just loved the whole feeling of driving in and watching a movie.  And the movie which we all watched was SPARSH starring Nasrudeen Shah and Shabana Azmi.  Quite a strong movie for me and couldnt follow it in many places, yet enjoyed the whole experience of eating and watching, sitting on our own chairs.

- My brother is 7 years younger to me.  I still remember the day he was born – so lean and thin and tall.  But unfortunately, he was kept in the incubator due to his less weight.  There, with no one to take care of him properly (this happened some 30 years ago, and hospitals were pathetic and no sense of hygiene in Govt hospitals), he got some infection.  The treatment was an injection in the morning and one in the evening. He didnt even have strength to wail loudly and show his disapproval.  I used to feel very bad that my tiny little brother was getting injected everyday and so went to the doctor, one day, and asked her, whether I can take the injection instead of my little brother.  I used to cry and cry every time, he got injected.  The treatment was for 21 days and then my brother started gaining weight.  Maybe this incident has made me strong from inside that I have never got scared of  injections.

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A Stay At Home Mom trying desperately to make a difference, in whatever I do !!!
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39 Responses to Nostalgic Childhood

  1. Indy says:

    Child hood memories…they are the best…and you have shared such nice one’s here! I used to love the rental cycling part of my childhood too, and this reminded me of it!Nice post!!

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  2. masood says:

    Err…OK, I tag you now! ;)

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  3. masood says:

    Back then, riding bicycles gave the ultimate rush. I think its been ages now since I drove one. But it sure is part of all childhood memories :)

    Sheesh, a day old baby getting injected twice a day!! I know a friend whose baby girl had to undergo a heart surgery when she was 3 days old. Its terrible to even imagine these tiny little babies in an OT.

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  4. Swaram says:

    Aww these nostalgic posts r sooo nice to read :)
    U know wat, I ws thinking sometime bk that I shud do a post on cycle-craze .. if only this work permits now :P and here I see ur cycling adventures :) Peanuts are always the best for timepass na :)

    Yet to read the last 2 :P Wil b bk ;)

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  5. hitchwriter says:

    I too remember renting bicycles.. only i wouldn’t ride it and my neighbours would keep riding to exhaust the hours !!! :P :P

    Uma the zest you feel for blogging is infectious !! touchwood !!

    loved reading this account ! :D

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  6. vimmuuu says:

    Hey, I tagged you for this. check the comments section :

    http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/part-2-flashback/#comments

    Me : OOPS !!!! Totally forgot abt this….absolutely sorry….
    Pl chk my edited post…..

    Anyway, you also have a few bicycle stories, huh? :D :D :D
    Me : I think everyone has one story….. :lol:

    Do you still go up that guava tree??? Nothing. I thought I could stand below the tree and call you monkey this time. :D :D :D You will feel even more nostalgic then, na? :D :D :D
    Me : High hopes….Vimmula….. :lol:

    Volunteering for the injection is one of the sweetest things I have ever read !! Good sis you are ! :D
    Me : TanQ !!! :)
    BTW, Thank u so much for changing back to ur name…..Much better now….

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  7. Srivalli says:

    First time here, I have enjoyed reading your posts…childhood is always nostalgic..thanks for sharing

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  8. Saritha says:

    Wonderful memories.My mom was scared to get us cycle.My cousins used to rent it and when they were cycling i used run behind them and come home crying that my cousins didn’t allow me to ride.

    So sweet of u uma,u volunteered for ur bro,does he knows it now?

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  9. Lakshmi says:

    You do have great memories Uma. I was too scared of bicycles growing up ;) My sister got one and started biking, that is when I got the courage! It is too sweet you remember your emotions for your brother so well.

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  10. DEAR FRIENDS, JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THE GOOD NEWS THAT THIS BLOG HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR
    Blogadda’s Tangy Tuesday Picks !!!!

    Isnt that awesome !!!! Thank you to all of you and Blogadda for making this happen.

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  11. Smita says:

    Congrats for the blogadda pick up, the post surely deserves it :-)

    I have always hated tags but tags like these take u down the memory lane & make u nostalgic!!!

    Lovely account I say :)

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  12. Saritha says:

    Congrats uma :)

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  13. latha says:

    Congrats uma. cant wait to see what all interesting and funny incidence u r going to write

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  14. Lakshmi says:

    Congratulations Uma :) Way to go…

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  15. kanagu says:

    Thats a sweet post… :) the cycle for rent part is really cool… We had the rented cycle for 1 month in our home and then only returned it :) guava tree incident is really cool and I Think your grandpa is right… LOL :lol: and your really a great sister and its really touching to know that you are ready to take the injection… So sweet :)
    And congrats on been selected by blogadda :) deserving post :) :)

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    • 1 month – did u pay up for the whole month after that ????

      Grandpa is always right…my daughter is asking me whether I can climb a tree like that now…ROFL… :lol:

      Thanks Kanagu !!! :)

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  16. Pixie says:

    oh wow! Congrats on the Blog Adda pic! :) :)
    and your memories, brought back my childhood memories! Maybe, I should take this tag up too!! :)

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  17. Swaram says:

    Congrats on the blogadda pick Uma :)

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  18. Vimmuuu says:

    Congratsssssssssssssss !!!! see, what all good things happen to you after associating my name in the post !!! :D :D :D :D just kidding !! The post totally deserves all recognitions !! Danganakkkaaaaaaaa !!!!

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    • Smita says:

      Lol! Trust you to even think of taking away the credit. If putting your name would be a criteria to get picked up by blogadda then I should have a post a week in their list :D bugger!

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    • After your name was added….Come on Vimmuuu….so much self-praise is too bad for health….Blogadda picked it up much earlier….if they had known that I’ll do such an addition to the post, they might have hesitated…ROFL :lol: :lol:

      BTW, thanks so much….. :)

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  19. Swaram says:

    Wow! Guava tree .. same pinch Ums :)
    We used to stay in the company quarters when I ws in school and hd all sorts of trees @ home … I loveeee the squirrel-bitten guavas too :D

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  21. Butterfly says:

    How I wish we were friends in our childhood. I would have given a left arm and right leg to climb that guava tree. I can still see ur fascination for that fruit. And Congrats on being picked out by blog adda!!!

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