Once upon a time, a very long time ago

I was in school. I had summer vacations. Nanighar. Bucket full of mangoes. Tyre ka jhoola. Comics counter with cousins. Earning my first money. I had uncountable outdoor playtime without worrying about my hair getting bad, skin getting dark or getting acne. I had the liberty to dirty my cloths without worrying about how will or will not the stain vanish. I had balloons to play with. I had fights with cousin and roothna – mañana. I had Rs. 5 as my daily pocket money and was more than enough to keep me elated. I had santre ki goli as all time toffee option. I had a compass box with sharpened pencils, a eraser oops rubber, a sharpener and a scale. The candy floss were called Gudiya ke Baal. I used to wear plastic frames and thick glass lenses, and a thread attached to save it from falling. I used to watch Mr. India nearly every other Sunday. Spaghetti top were called as inner, and sleeveless frock style cotton inner would be called sameej.  I used to sit on the horse of my Chachas n Mamas Baraat processions. I used to carry a hanky and not tissues. I had boroleen as a universal cream for burn, injury, lips, face etc. I used to jump in the pool without worrying about swimming costume. I used to wear fake bandages from time to time. I used to attend birthday parties of colony friends and getting crayon set, rubber, pencil as return gifts, having puri chhole gulab jamun as fixed menu. Playing water holi at any given day. Cycle rides. Piano classes.  I used to wear matching hairbands. I used to stand in front of dad’s scooter.  I used to fit in my moms lap. Dad used to teach me.

I used to have a pure unadulterated life. Keep on adding guys, I am getting too nostalgic to type anything.

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13 thoughts on “Once upon a time, a very long time ago

  1. vishalbheeroo May 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm Reply

    There are days in life that we can never forget and the sweet memories keep re-surfacing:)

    • onehonestwriter May 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm Reply

      They absolutely do,.,.specially in summers :). And that’s the only part I miss abt school…Summer Vacations.

  2. Little Fingers May 21, 2013 at 12:58 am Reply

    Beautiful memories and no wonder childhood is the best part of life. 🙂

  3. Nisha May 21, 2013 at 3:08 pm Reply

    Why did we let our childhood pass so quickly? These are such awesome memories. And it isstrange how each one of us had similar moments in those days.

    • onehonestwriter May 21, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

      No, not totally passed….but yeah similar memories absolutely….all my same age frns have same memories, irrespective of upbringing, places they grew in, family etc etc.

  4. MoRS May 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm Reply

    Oh dear! I belong to that era too. When TV was only chitrahaar and sunday movies. The days of power cuts and sleeping on the roof in cool breeze while Naani told stories!

    • onehonestwriter May 24, 2013 at 11:24 pm Reply

      I am afraid, I don’t belong to exactly that era….I had the three stooges, Denise the menace, I dream of genie, differnt strokes, bewitched from 5 to 7.30 every evening 🙂 also the small wonder, Mickey Mouse, Uncle Scrooge and Ballooo the sailor man 😉

    • onehonestwriter May 24, 2013 at 11:25 pm Reply

      But yes same pinch on sleeping on the roof and stories part.

  5. mythalez May 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

    wearing fake bandages?!! why? I used to avoid wearing even real bandages when it was recommended 😛

    • onehonestwriter June 7, 2013 at 10:51 am Reply

      It was just like that….I dont know the reason i should probably say it was a girl thing and may be inspired by Hindi movies with bandages and those dirty safed pattiya on forehead and hands….remember.?

  6. Smitha June 9, 2013 at 11:57 am Reply

    You brought back memories so many of them! Summers like those, long hours of fun with all the cousins, and then the inevitable heart break whwn it was time for the hols to end and for us to go home. Your post brought back so many memories!

  7. techie2mom August 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Aww…this is such a nostalgic post!! I too earned my first money during vacation picking mangoes in the vaadi (Orchard)!! I wrote about my vacation in the mango pickle post… how i loved them 🙂

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