Everyday Moments – ( #SOL- 2019)

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I first came across the Slice of life some time in 2017 and it has become a very nice part of my life. I like reading slices by bloggers from different parts of the world. Our everyday moments everywhere are not very different. These moments make our life what it is. I started writing to my Doddamma, my father’s elder brother’s wife in October 2017. She is 88 and is not able to hear properly if I telephone her. So I write to her. I post my letter to her  every week. I edit the letters and post them as Slice of Life every Tuesday.

16-07-19
We are reading in the newspapers about water scarcity in some places and excess rain in other parts of the country. Both are causing so much misery to people. We need the rains and the water, what can life be like if there is no water? We cannot even imagine such a life. We had rains from 9th to 12th, and it has been raining every day though with not the same intensity. On the 14th it was drizzling the whole day. That way more water will seep into earth. Many a time I feel I should not talk about rains at all, just take life as it comes.

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On the 10th afternoon my husband went to our village to be with his father. He returned on the 12th morning. My father-in-law is fine. That afternoon I went to Asare. A teacher told me that people have started paddy cultivation in her place. On the way back I had some shopping and it was raining. I had an umbrella but it was good to feel the rain. We buy our grocery in the Cooperative society where we have been buying since 1982 😊.
I made raw jackfruit dosa. We have to grind the arils with rice to make the batter. It is tasty. That Dosas are made from the ripe ones too. We make many dishes with jackfruit. Every jackfruit season, exhibition (mela) of jackfruit and its various products are held in different parts of the state.

20190710_102227 ( finger chips made from jackfruit, I have made them by baking too.)

We like going to EndPoint for our evening walk. Our town is on a hill and one end of this place is called EndPoint. From there we can see river Swarna flowing towards Arabian Sea. It is very peaceful there. The rain water harvesting pond is full and it was a pleasure looking at it.

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On the 14th we watched more of Wimbledon and less of cricket World cup final. We wanted Federer to win but by the end of the game both deserved to win. It was a wonderful match. We did feel sad for the New Zealand team. Moreover both games we could watch without getting too involved 😊.

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Today is our grandson’s sixth birthday. We sent videos wishing him, in the morning. Our daughter and family live in Germany, they are 3 ½ hours behind us. They are coming for a vacation and will come here on August 10th. I made mango jam for our grandchildren today and have kept mango and ‘chikku’ pulp to make icecream. It is nearing ten at night, we just talked to him by WhatsApp video call. Technology has changed our life in so many ways.

Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.   ~Lois Wyse

Manilkara zapota – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manilkara_zapota

Asare | Manipal Academy of Higher Education (formerly, Manipal …
https://manipal.edu/mu/important-links/social-impact/asare.html

Jackfruit mela a hit in Udupi | Deccan Herald
https://www.deccanherald.com/state/mangaluru/jackfruit-mela-a-hit-in-udupi-746960.html

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5 Replies to “Everyday Moments – ( #SOL- 2019)”

  1. I think it is very interesting if you talk about the rain, because it is so different from England. Just in the last two or three years our climate has changed quite a bit with no extremes really, no snow, no scorching sun and lots of days of grey clouds and poor temperatures.
    The daily lives of other people is just so fascinating. We human beings are so very nosey I suppose!

  2. I guess there needs to be a better way to balance the times of too much water with times of too little water. Love the last photo of the kids eating watermelon. It could be at our house!

  3. I’d seen jackfruit at the tropical fruit markets here and finally on my last trip to India actually saw them growing – such heavy fruit so high up. I thought coconuts looked dangerous! 🙂 I hadn’t actually tasted it until this year, though. It was surprisingly good but it’s getting expensive here as it becomes a trendy meat substitute. I’m curious to try it in a dosa.

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