Then I also recall some very great conversations with one of my cousin brother; who that time was posted to Gujarat from Pune on work and was very friendly and sweet. His letters were mostly in Tamil, and I loved the language as Tamil was my first language in school. I knew to read as well as write Tamil and his letters were full of love, affection and affirmation a brother can express to his sister. In between he will mix Hindi and I did enjoy mixing languages and writing, some times even quotes and songs that expressed caring nature of a brother (even the rakhi songs). I remember sending a small rakhi in the envelope for him and waiting eagerly to his acknowledgement and to hear from him.
|one of the condolence letter from a friend|
Similarly I had an uncle in Riyadh, a mechanical engineer, who was very fond of me and always affirmed me for every small thing I did, whether I read the bible in the church, started prayers or sang – he used to always appreciate me. He was also a distant relative of our family from my father’s side. One fine day he met me in the church and told me that he got an assignment in Riyadh and he would be away for a couple of years. He had three sons an one daughter and he considered me his eldest daughter and made a request that I should keep in touch with his family, as he is away and guide his children as they were all very much younger to me.
|A thank you note from group of friends|