June 15, 2006

Its my Granpa’s road…

Filed under: Life as I know it — Celia Rexselin @ 5:10 pm

It was my cousin who inspired me to count cars and see their models. While he stopped with that, I used to see the stickers and words written on them, the dolls inside etc. Usually it would be the same 'Jesus Saves' or 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna' or "Some company name'.But Today, I noticed something different written on a car. It is "Its my Granpas' road..".

I wonder what made the person write it. He should really have been inspired by his Granpa. As I saw this my thoughts got drifted back in time.
I am not that lucky as far as Granpa's are concerned. My maternal grandfather died even
before I was born and my paternal one passed away when I was 4. The only thing I remember of him is when he carried me in his arms to the near nair shop to get tea and kadalai urundai( peanut cookie). But I hear it from my mommy that he loved me very much. She even used to say that I was the main reason that he got attached to my mother. Itseems that there were some difference of opinions between my father's family and my father due to which my father and mother stayed alone. My granpa was not allowed to either speak to my father or mother.

But I changed everything itseems. Soon after my baptism, my mother was carrying me one day to church and I was wearing all those frill frocks with kulla and frill socks. My granpa had come that way by chance, and he saw me. He got melted by seeing me (Appadi avara paathu sirichanaaam) and followed me straight. From that time onwards, he was a regular visitor to home.

How much ever time, amma tells this to me, I never get bored listening to her. I have never been able to watch him closely but I wish that I had so.



  1. that guy is really intelligent, so that no one can shout at him “dai ithu unga thaatha veetu road ah” what ever the way he drives, so avalo chinna vayasulaye vellai kodi pidichu irukeenga… 🙂

    Comment by Syam — June 15, 2006 @ 6:26 pm | Reply

  2. yeah, Syam is rite…. tat line is actually a reply for tat question….. ‘unga thaathan veetu road-aa?’

    Comment by kutti — June 15, 2006 @ 6:51 pm | Reply

  3. yup, grandas are nice!.. its pretty cool to be with them.. remainds me..

    Comment by sujit — June 17, 2006 @ 6:31 pm | Reply

  4. This is something that the buses in Madurai pakkam used to do. By putting this sticker, they make sure that no one can shout at them. In Madurai Private buses, its used to be “Yes, this is my grandpa’s road”. Someone suttufied this from there and copied it over to his car.

    Comment by Jay — June 19, 2006 @ 12:14 am | Reply

  5. @Syam, @Kutti, @Jay- oh oh!! I didnt know that this point existed.. Hmmm, the guy is reaally witty..

    @Sujit- Yeah!! its cool to speak to our older generation.. they shower us will all their love 🙂

    Comment by Bindu — June 19, 2006 @ 4:45 pm | Reply

  6. LOL@Syam

    Comment by thetalkativeman — June 21, 2006 @ 9:27 pm | Reply

  7. I remember my friend telling me that the teacher in his class had the same thing posted on his car. neenga avara thaan paartheenga nu ninaikiraen

    Comment by Harish — June 23, 2006 @ 3:23 am | Reply

  8. Hi,
    Living in Madras you have been very innocent, ungakita earumae kettathillaia “Enna ithu onnoda thatha vetu sotha nu”. romba nalla ponnu pola iruku. yearuku therium Entha puthulla enna pambu irruku nu.

    After a very long fight with my blog I finally managed a tag to you and you are my first. it is a reall silly one, peep into it if you have some time.

    Comment by NizhaloruNigam — June 23, 2006 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  9. @Harish – Irukkalaaam … konja naal munnaadi, “Badava Gopi” nnu oru carla paathan.. Appo onnum puriyala.. Inniku paatha paperla, oru ‘badava gopi’ pathi pottu irukaanga 🙂

    @NizhaloruNigam- Hey, how will I know your blog If you don’t tell it to me?

    Comment by Bindu — June 24, 2006 @ 7:53 am | Reply

  10. 🙂 I have seen a sticker saying it’s my chittapa’s road…evenum kekka mudiyadhama :))

    Comment by Usha — June 24, 2006 @ 3:39 pm | Reply

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