Late husband had set his mind on buying new wheels meaning a new car despite the opposition from my side. We didn’t need one. The car belonging to him had barely done eleven thousand miles. It was a very comfortable car.
I thought it suited us fine. Dear husband refused to be convinced on the merits of his car. While I remained opposing buying a new one, he kept trying to change my views. He didn’t had the heart to go against my wishes. A day came when my resistance crumbled.
He sold it to delighted new owners who were really happy to get our car at a bargain price. The day they drove away in it, they were grinning from ear to ear, and while they were buying it they kept exclaiming over the almost new condition of the interior of our car.
The new car met with an accident within a month of R’s acquiring it. A truck banged it in the rear, badly denting it. We had it repaired, and used it for almost two years. I sold it after his death. My children wanted me to keep it, and sell mine, but his was costlier, and I needed the money to pay taxes. They didn’t want a part of their father to let go.
The day I parted with his car was a sad day for me. It was like losing him all over again. While the car was standing in the garage, it seemed he was still there. It was the awful realization he wasn’t coming back, and will never be among us.
Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
I have never been a teacher except to my own two children. If I have to do anything with a school the basics will remain. They are the foundation on which studies are built. You can’t remove a foundation from a building otherwise it won’t stand.
I will teach them good values (besides studies), and I will do my utmost to make them grow into better humans. Young minds are impressionable. They are like plants, and the best way to mold them to grow straight is to begin at a tender age.
I have heard young ones say “my teacher said this” or “teacher says”. For them that’s the law or the truth.
Last night at dinner time I heard IB saying “Do you know if a man travels at the speed of light, he can go into future?” He insisted that it was a proven fact in science.
I kept thinking what really his teacher had said?
The New School
You get to redesign school as we know it from the ground up. Will you do away with reading, writing, and arithmetic? What skills and knowledge will your school focus on imparting to young minds?
Your blog just became a viral sensation. What’s the one post you’d like new readers to see and remember you by? Write that post.
Tell about a time you’d been trying to solve a knotty problem — maybe it was an interpersonal problem, a life problem, a big ol’ problem — and you had a moment of clarity. When the solution appeared to you, as though you were struck by lightening.
It’s always a knotty problem which we face every day. What to cook?
To market, to market, to buy good meat
Bring it home and put it on heat
It’s getting cooked, will be ready to eat
Please come and have it, and sit on a seat
Is it good? The lentils and meat
Please have a bit more, I do by entreat
I have made the salad and dessert too
If it’s yummy, please do not over eat
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Daily Prompt: The Best Day Ever
You get to enjoy the best day ever — Describe in detail what that means to you. Where are you? What will you do? What’s the weather like? What will you eat? Who will you see?
Muslims revere Jesus as one of their Prophets. On this day 25th December, my first grand child was born. We have two special days, the two Eids. One is Eid-ul-Fitr, which comes after our month of fasting (called Ramadan). The other one is called Eid-ul-Duha, which occurs after the annual Pilgrimage is over and Muslims all over the world offer Sacrifice.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas.