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Recalling a Woman of Substance – Part II

I was overwhelmed by the response to my post about my grandmother – thank you.

I also had a few of you send me your thoughts on your own grandmothers. Please send your stories to me at – we’d love to hear from you (If you’re a blogger – I’ll provide a link to your blog with your story).

My aunt, Leila, sent me this and I felt it was important to post it here:

Corinne, a lovely tribute to Mama, indeed. However I wanted to explain why Mama started removing Papa’s shoes. After their marriage they went to Badlapur where Papa was working to set up the water supply system for Ambernath and Badlapur. He would tramp all day through forests and up hill and down again, come home very exhausted and flop on the bed. Mama would feel sorry and take his shoes off. At first he objected but later he came to accept this labor of love. Then it was our turn as we grew older and we blamed Mum for spoiling him!! To us it was a chore but to her it was a joy to do the humblest task for the man she loved so much.

God rest them both. We have learned so much from them.



  1. Vic Vic November 22, 2008

    I was grateful to recieve your comment on my blog sometimes when I am down and out the most excitement I can get while laying in bed is a piece of mail or a comment. I get so excited and thrilled it almost seems to keep me going a bit longer. I laughed at your comment, does this exclude the shipment of a peacock as well? πŸ™‚ I can’t say I have ever even thought of India or the culture- but I really would love to keep in touch with you. I am amazed by you and your story truly profoundly touched me. If you think of anything really awesome about your culture, let me know. I really enjoy learning new things and I love learning about other parts of the world. Maybe that’s why your story intrigued me so much. I just thank you for writing me back. You’re a wonderful person and I know you inspired a few! πŸ™‚

  2. indyana indyana November 18, 2008

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  3. Vic Vic November 14, 2008

    Hello,I just read your Daily Insight Friday story and what a story to share. My grandmother was always the caregiver in the family taking care of all of us as we fell ill; she opened her home to strangers and was the nurse for her husband until he died of cancer. She has really been an inspiration to me to continue to give all you can give and keep your rude words few. Thank you for sharing your story for it brought many fond memories back of my grandmother too. Victoria

  4. Ani Ani November 6, 2008

    hehe that was really cute.. and yes it just a gesture of love πŸ™‚

  5. viewing frames viewing frames November 6, 2008

    hello,im a regular reader of ur blog for the last couple of months…i really liked your blog…indeed the last one of ur grand ma..the one wgich u had rated different kinds of friendship was all good…i have also send a mail to you with my blog lonk..plse check it and give your suggestions…

  6. Usha Pisharody Usha Pisharody November 5, 2008

    Thank you Corrine! I shall certainly come back here; in fact ever since I read Part I, the words have been turning over in my mind, and I know tht feeling only too well… They will write themselves out, and hopefully soon! I must thank you really, for making me want to, so much!!Have a good day! And thanks for stopping by at my blog πŸ™‚

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