10 August 2017

2017-08-04 plowing time Cr

The fields are alive with the plows a’ scratching….

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RAKHSA BANDHAN:  THE NEXT GENERATION

I told you about Raksha Bandhan – the brother/sister ceremony two years ago (in this post)

Now it is also the turn for Kiki.  Two of my three brothers have granddaughters.  Kiki was SO HAPPY and EXCITED that he was going to get two sisters !!!

We went to Rakesh’s house.  After I did my Rakhee ceremony with him, his daughter-in-law helped baby Myrah do her first-ever Rakhee with Kiki.

2017-08-06 Kiki Rakhee 1 R

First they tied the bracelet.

2017-08-06 Kiki Rakhee 2 Cr

Then gave Kiki sweets.  (He made himself suffer through that part.)

2017-08-06 Kiki Rakhee 3 Cr

Then Kiki gave Myrah his present.  He’d picked it out himself and she really loved it.

2017-08-06 Kiki Rakhee 4 R

So here they are.   (Unfortunately the knot just would not hold, and Kiki lost his beautiful Rakhee bracelet at school.  Luckily he had another new sister to tie with, the granddaughter of my late brother Dip.)

As we were walking up, he was saying “I’m going to see my Girlfriend!”  And I told him very strongly – she has to be your Girlfriend OR your Sister – she can NOT be both.  So you can give your present and just be girlfriend, or you can accept the bracelet and the sweets, and then she is your SISTER.   Sweets won out over Sweetheart.   And he got a big surprise as well.

2017-08-07 Kiki Rakhee 1 R

The youngest granddaughter, Ria, tied a bracelet as we expected.

2017-08-07 Kiki Rakhee 2 R

But so did the other two big daughters, Sneha and Komal.  So WOW –  Kiki ended up with FOUR sisters.    Luckily part of the present he brought was a pack of 3 pretty handkerchiefs, so there was something for every sister.

2017-08-07 Kiki Rakhee 3 R

Here is Ria with the bangles Kiki brought her.

2017-08-07 Kiki Rakhee 4 R

And here he is with all three sisters at Dip’s house.

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Finally, walking up my drive was a scary sight I’d not seen before.

2017-08-05 2017-08-05 electrician on pole 1 R

A wonky ladder affair with a human at the top.   So I went into my house for a better shot of the human.  Our electrician!

2017-08-05 electrician on pole 2 R

Oh Lordy.

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Happy week, Everybody.

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4 thoughts on “10 August 2017

  1. I was pulling your leg, Rabrius. That plow, very likely, is as old as me, or older. They made those steel plows to last, and people have been farming here for several generations.

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