August 11, 2005

My Grand Mother....

August 10,2005 . I woke up with a shocking news.My Grandmother passed away at her home town. A rude reality to believe. It hurts even more that am at a distant land,and am left all alone to handle the grief by myself. I was told that she was fine, playing with her grandsons(My little cousins) till 6 PM IST ,but by 7 pm she was gone..Acute myocardial infarction took her life. She lived her life till 85 years of age.

She got married at an early age, lost her husband within years of marriage (my Mom was 10 years old when her father passed away),yet she raised her 5 children single handed,educated them and got them settled in life.

I should share my recent memories of my paati.I still remember the day how happy she was when i handed over my first salary to her and got her a saree. She finds pride in telling everyone that i did the hearing evaluation for her and prescribed a hearing aid,and my brother is her "family doctor". Even during my recent trip to India, she prepared my favorite dishes and fed me.She prepared sambar podi for me,and i still have that pack labelled "paati sambar podi".

Let me end here before i breakdown again. All i could do is just pray for her.
May her soul rest in peace.

32 comments:

tt_giant said...

Very sorry to hear it man. Take care.

Narayanan Venkitu said...

My heart felt condolences on the passing away of your Grand Ma.

May her soul rest in peace and may he God almighty give you and your family all the courage to sail thru this sad situation in life.

ioiio said...

Sorry man..Take Care.. Will Call u in the morning..

duh said...

Man, no words can console the loss you might be feeling. But, thank God for the long life of happiness your grandmother was given....

she raised her 5 children single handed,educated them and got them settled in life


That is no mean achievement... may her soul rest in peace...

My deepest condolences...

monu said...

may her soul rest in peace.......
and hope you overcome the grief over your loss..she seems a great person.....

Prabhu S said...

My deep felt condolences..May patti's soul rest in peace. Take care.

வெங்கி / Venki said...

Very sorry to hear about that. My heart felt condolences... Take care.

Go.Ganesh said...

'Rude Reality' you know that. Take care.

Jeevan said...

Sadness to hear. You had a good Grand Mother. Don’t wory your grandma will be with u

WA said...

Prabhu, take care.

kaleidoscope said...

Sorry to hear that, take care Prabhu.

IBH said...

Take care Prabhu!my heart felt condolences!

sukhanya said...

heart felt condolenses.. am sorry to hear that.. hope you get urself going...

take care
sukhanya

.:: Rosh ::. said...

prabhu, sorry to hear. may all the good memories be your strength in this hour. take care.

Cipher said...

Sorry to hear that Prabhu.May her soul rest in peace...

sophie said...

i will pray...for u and for the family...she will be there with God...

B said...

I feel very sorry about this tragedy..my deep condolences..

AF said...

Sorry ! Our prayers are with you and your family

Ganesh said...

my heart felt condolences prabhu

take care

Prabu Karthik said...

prabhu

condeloences to you and your family.
especially mom who has to bear with her mother's loss....
take care.

Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

My heartfelt condelences, Prabhu.

Kaps said...

Prabhu,

My hearfelt condolences.
May her soul rest in peace.
As u said, staying away from home has its own inconveniences.

Chakra Sampath said...

Sorry to hear that Prabhu. My heartfelt condolences.

vee-jay said...

Prabhu,
Heartfelt condolences... Take care.

Adaengappa !! said...

Dear Friends,
I personally thank each one of you for your prayers and warming messages..
I'll pass them all to my Mom,back home..

ThankYou!!
ThankYou!!
ThankYou!!

Deepti said...

my g'mom passed away a few months before yours.. and i could so clearly identify with all that you felt. the worst moments however are those tiny things which will remind you of her. That's when the pain will hit and make you miss her more or as you already do.

Aatma said...

Sorry to hear that Prabhu, May her soul rest in peace.

Ram.C said...

Feeling sorry, for her demise, Prabhu.

vasanthi emmanuel said...

Thats sad-but good that she did not suffer too much before death. She had a peaceful death I guess

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Joey Tribbiani said...

Thats so sad. May her soul rest in peace.

Sneha Acharya said...

Jus got attracted by the title of this post and reached this blog .. sad to hear abt ur Paatti :-(((... enngammavoda ammavum madurai lerndhu thaan (tho native is nto madurai) ... so to avoid confusions with other paatis we call her 'Madurai Patti' ... she too reacted the same way i got her ring from my salary ... she is still saying to every one thts it given by her ponnu vaythu pethi :-)) .. I have hrd frm so many of my frnds abt they suffering by having a paatti at home ... but guess we r lucky as we have gr8 paattis.

Libra said...

Hi Adengappa !!. I came across this 'single mum' related site and wondered if you know of any other site which might help me to contact other single mums. Perhaps you could respond to the post and let me know? Many thanks

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