‘Thinking of you, Appa’, said Aparna, my daughter, forwarding pictures of two of her preparations I like, , ‘ your favorites…Want to come back to Fl(Florida)?’,
While I was in Florida, my daughter in law , Meghana from Baltimore used to say often, ‘I remembered you today, Appa, while preparing Palpayasam etc.
My mother too used to say, ‘Konthai, Elai adai undakkarathu, unnathan ninachukkiden’
(You came to my memory while preparing Elai adai’.
My sisters in Hyderabad too used to remember me while preparing one dish or other.
If you think that I’m remember by my kin while preparing food items you’re wrong.
My wife used to say, ‘it was you whom I remembered when Seshu mama in the opposite house was yelling at his wife for nothing’, though I never yelled at my wife and always used to talk to her in honey-soaked padyams of Swathi Tirunal padams- ‘Panimathi mukhi baalae…”