Well , few are lucky to experience the affection of their grandparents, luckily hope most of you may be currently are those lucky ones ! (If yes , you are blessed ) Enjoy Till it Lasts !
I too,was one of those lucky lad, who experienced grandparents love ,selfless affection and pampering !
My Mom side – I had
great-grandmother , grandmother and grandfather
My Dad Side – Grand Mother and Grandfather !
Let me start with my mom side !
My Great Grandmother Name was – Chikamma , who lived nearly upto 100 years !
From my birth to 15 years – what a memories to cherish , Have forgotten most , remember few ,well I do some !
All my grandparents were favourite, but my Great grandmother was one Kilogram more to me sorry few tonne more! – , she saw 5 generation ! That’s a Miracle,! with a food habits of our times , it’s tough to match !
My, entire 5 to 6 early years was with my Great grandmother, grandmother and grandfather ! Who has made me who am I now- sub consciously !
Today, I want to take care ,spend some time with them, neither she nor my grandpa and grandma are with us physically,but mentally ,they are still alive !
My Great Grandmother ,lead her life by example ,she used to offer water and food to everyone who used to come , including birds and animals !
Always there was one extra plate of meal – anticipation of guest who may come !
Never they sent anyone with empty stomach, they use to serve them with love !
Her daughter – My grandmother- Akkamma
From birth to 11 – 12 years !
My grandma was full of talent ,she was singer,painter ,artist , spiritual , hardworking what not !
I remember going to Nandi hills with her colleagues and once been to her office for sports day !
She is an example of working women! Those days , women’s were not into work life much as they do today!
Women Empowerment ! Both her daughters and daughter in law’s were working women’s !
My Grandmother was a finance minister for my nutritions , my Great grandmother was the chef who mixed infinite love to foods and fed me ! My Grandfather took me to school to and fro !
That was a process!
Unfortunately ,my grandmother was the one who left us early to be with nature god’s !
It was no brainer, being so good ,nature god’s want them early !
Now,let me come to my grandfather !
His Name was Chikkanna
From birth to 20 years !
What to say – Now my profession dwels with money & finance ,but what is money ,how money looks ,was known from my grandpa !
Everyday my pocket was filled with money- my grandpa the sponsorer
This led me to have anything & everything ,when I wanted money – search grandfather!
Getting me dosas, bringing me from the school , beautiful were those days !
I even learned to ride two wheeler , from his Luna !
There was a juice shop nearby- I used to have juice , and tell them that my grandfather would pay and run away !
My mom side grandparents were spiritual ,rich in culture , but made their own destiny by their hardwork ! They lived in a temple premise icing on the cake !
They bowed their head to feet of all elders !
Never in quarrelling mode with anyone!
They were not aware of business skills – they were aware of humans skills to take care of each other , be happy with small small acts of daily life !
There life secret mantra was –
Greet & Feed everyone
Live with dignity
No lies ,only smile!
Pray almighty for everything !
Now, Coming to my Dad Side !
They were equally with the par !
But ,time spent was little lesser ! because they used to be in Village most part of my early childhood!
However latter part they were with us !
My grandfather Name was – Lakanna
Birth to 18!
He was a freedom fighter, Artist,Was in drama , Story Teller of Ancient Kings tales , Strict Man and a best loveable and caring husband, father,brother ,village role model ,what not !
My Grandfather was my partner in watching WWF !
We used to never change the channel ,always hooked up and he would ask me the next schedule of the matches!
He is used to take care my grandma like a childlike !
They both were made for each other couple !
Now , last but not the least
My Grand ma – Her name was Sakamma
Birth to till 2017 !
She was a smiling grandma from Day one to last few days of her life !
I got closer to her from past 7 to 8 years !
I can proudly say ,I did my bit or seva towards my grandmother ! Which I couldn’t do for others!
One lesson from her is to smile for everything !
What more a lesson required in life !
Now, to all who are lucky to have grandparents in your life – go, spend time with them , I know sometimes it’s tough – but being little caring , speaking with them about their past and current requirements , spending a hour with them will give you infinite Worth of Dollars ,which is not Available elsewhere !
Would be happy to know more about your grandparents !
Family , Friend’s, Loved ones are First !