my granny bestest! woohoo!!

4 Feb

today’s her birthday!!.. oh how i love her! this one’s 100% for u paati…
she’s the coolest cutest cuddliest woman and i wish her 1000 more years of existence. apppy birrday paati! muah
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now now, lets enlighten u abt her!
she watches espn in her spare time when she is done watching sanskar (pls note: she’s beyond the saas bahu shit.)
u’ll be surprised how much billiards, golf, tennis, cricket (perhaps even WWF) she follows! I know of a time when she gave ‘Reiki’ to the indian cricket team for them to win! now thats insanely adorable!!
she’ll shock u with all the history and geography she’s ever read from kindergarden until now.ย she’s got the most lovely handwriting though i hv seen her write only ‘shri rama jayam’ with that! see, this is a very tam bram thing.. it tops the chart in most 50+yr old’s To-Do list.

oh yeah, and she’ll stun u with all the mythological stories that hv ever taken place(or not)…she doesnt even need to dabble wit the names, gran knows it all pit pat! hindus hv to remember too many devas n asuras man, this religion is elaborate to say the least.
infact one time i was attempting(this is the most imp. word in this sentence;)) to byheart ‘vishu sahasranamam’ (its these 1008 names of vishu in sanskirt, each of which have a beautiful meaning), and paati knew the explanation/stories for each of those names..man,was i shocked!
i thot she randomly parroted those sholkas and puked them out everyday, but lo behold, i was a jerk to think that! i am jerk even if i dint think that actually. i m a jerk. period.hehe

coming back to paati; when my bro n i were tiny-er, we used to plait her long hair. thats not it. once we were done, we wud argue that we cud hv done better and hence we wud unplait her hair. and re plait. and then un plait and then re plaint. over n over n over!! paati wud gracefully sit through this whole process without complaining, happily sipping her ‘de-cog-shan’ coffee. another necessary tam bram trait.

so that she cud get some shut eye in the afternoons, she used to put us to sleep wit her self created sleep stories.. my fav. was the 2 brothers ka tale-RAAMU SHOMU. raamu was the cool dude n shomu was the idiot. sometime when u and i r chilling, remind me to share it.

granma, in those times, was among the very few working women.. and she proudly tells me today that her pension is twice as much as her x-salary. pretty cool eh?
and ofcourse, like all granma’s she’ll melt ur heart and soothe ur palate with mind blowing simple fresh hot yumm food! and she’ll be totally surprised if the salt was fine even today. after all this hardwork, her palms are still like a 2 month olds palms. so soft and pink, it makes me wanna cry..

at this age, paati has fallen in love. and thats with MR.Sudoku. she can finish books the size of my engineering texts, and still hv the enthu to solve more sudokus’!! every time my mum gifts her these sudoku books, the twinkle in paati’s eye only gets 50 watt stronger.

she’s seen it all; from gold slabs at home to 12 people sharing a tiny room. and we all know lots of things change around u when that happens..wat followed was more of a hindi movie…
i m so so proud that she’s nearly single handedly brought up a phenomenal daugther( my mommy!!muah) and 3 dashing sons. *touching lots of wood*

hey, one important thing i forgot! paati loved to eat ice in her childhood! she wud down golaas by the hour! i wasn’t kidding when i said she’s cool~

no post or gift or gesture can sum up how precious u are to me, dear paati.
i am eager to listen to the new version of ‘Ramu-Shomu’ that u are gona be enlightening my kids with!
Oceans full of love.
happy birthday!
ur lucky peythi.

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9 Responses to “my granny bestest! woohoo!!”

  1. Aseem February 4, 2010 at 2:27 am #

    birthday wishes to paati !

  2. Radha February 4, 2010 at 7:44 am #

    her amazing memory and ability to remember things and quote it at the relevant time, her hunger for knowing all news and information, loves to watch Discovery Channel and National Geographic at this age and understand it and above all watching ‘Sound of Music’ over and over again and loving it every time she watched it…. I wish she has the DVD with her already, would be a great gift….

    Priya, very well summed up profile of Patti, you said it all…. Wishing patti a very very Happy Birthday…
    Radha & Srini

  3. Srini February 4, 2010 at 9:11 am #

    Fantastic update on patti and keep it up pethi, you are the two to tango!

  4. priyax February 4, 2010 at 1:31 pm #

    wat others had to say;

    rekah aunty “ur love for paati shows!shes very lucky to have such a lovely lovable grand daughter.thank u for sharing this with us, i feel i am also included in that magic circle of love”

    dad ” Nicely written Priya…Hope Patti reads it…May be you should take a printout when you meet her…”

  5. Pushpa(mommy) February 4, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Thank u Priya for so eloquently describing my greatest Amma. Youngsters of todays age are never bored with her company as she can discuss any topic under the sun. What i am totally impressed with is, her memory, explaining the Bhagavatam stories (as rightly mentioned by Priya ) along with the names too.
    God bless u Both Patti and Pethi. Happy Birthday to u AMMA. Ever Loving,
    Pushpa

  6. Shankar February 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    I am pleasantly surprised by your writing skills. Great detailing of minute details. Its was delightful reading. Thank you.

  7. Vini February 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm #

    Yeah ๐Ÿ™‚ Wishes to Both ๐Ÿ™‚ Rooted in wisdom n Modern Vision…Right Combination ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. vamsha April 23, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    hey priya Im in love wit ya granny:)

  9. sreeram May 29, 2010 at 11:08 am #

    I ve read arnd 7 blogs of urs so far… and this easily is ur best till now… the reader lives with u and feels wat u wud have felt .. say when ur paati gets happy to know the salt amnt is right!!:)
    U kept an amzing balance between keepin this a nice read without loosing the sentimental touch

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