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Wordzzle Saturday

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Well heloo folks…I’v been away for Wordzzle for a while. Blame it on work. I just couldn’t find the time to think and one week became two and then three. I’m basically continuing where I left off:






The words this week are tattletale, homogeneous, flighty, cornucopia, plethora, militant, lovelorn, myopic, digitalized, mute.

The Old Horse seemed to be awfully flighty jumping from one topic to another with no connection whatsoever. It was hard keeping up with her. I was wondering how to tackle her and get her to answer the one question I had come so far to get the answer to.

“You know Young Man, you ought to be enjoying your days here in the Americas rather than sitting here with me. What is it that you here for? If you’re here to steal something, well there is nothing. If you had to kill me you would have done so by now. I am rather tired by now and though I appreciate company, I don’t really appreciate unannounced guests.” Well to be fair she did look a wee bit tired. Guess it was her age.

“Mam, actually I came here to ask you something. It is very important to me and my family.”

“Your family? How on earth would I know anything about your family?” She sounded awfully militant now. All her flightiness and alleged tiredness had vanished. Her eyes had taken on a sense of heightened awareness.

“Mam that Egyptian cruise you mentioned….?”

As usual never got to complete my sentence before the Old horse took over with one of her myriad topics from the cornucopia she held forth on easily.

“Are you a lovelorn little idiot or what? Speak up young man. I don’t have all the time in the world for you.”

A plethora of thoughts ran through my head as I tried to frame what I had to say.
Finally I decided to tackle her head on. “Mam, that Indian you met on your Egyptian cruise? Was his name Shamsher Singh?”

“Oh young man, how would I remember whom I met on a cruise so many years back?”

“Well Mam it would be very important for me to know if you do remember what his name was. I have come from India and tracked you through five states just to get the answer.”

“Do you think I’m a tattletale? It is bad manners to ask a lady about her previous relationships.”

“Well from what I have heard it wasn’t a relationship in the real sense of the term.”

“You have a very myopic understanding of the term relationship. You think only when a man and woman have an affair it is a relationship. Think beyond that young man.”


“Mam was his name Shamsher Singh? I am his grandson.”

“You are Sam’s grandson? Oh my….”

For a whole minute she was mute and then a tear rolled down her face.

“Mam please tell me, did he give you any papers on homogenous alloys. Please tell me it is very important. My entire family’s future depends on that.”

“He gave me something but it wasn’t papers. Told me to hang on to it and said his son would come get it from me. He never came and I have still hung on to it.”

She took out a chain from under her dress. It had a pendant kind of thing on it. She unhooked it and gave it to me.

I examined it. Well I’l be damned. My grandfather had digitalized the entire thing waaaaaaaay back in the Forties. Wow. Even I was speechless.

To be continued….

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Written by SupMM

October 4, 2008 at 11:55 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. haha, nice post.

    Jagjit

    October 4, 2008 at 1:11 pm

  2. Wow! This is GREAT! But you forgot to sign in to Mr. Linky which means others will be less likely to find you. And this is a great story. Nobody should miss it.

    Raven

    October 5, 2008 at 3:37 am

  3. I’m holding my breath for the next one.. never knew that it will lead to digital technology 😀

    Anu

    October 5, 2008 at 7:38 pm

  4. great to see u bak!

    I was a lovelorn idiot once upon a time… 😦

    Keshi.

    Keshi

    October 7, 2008 at 2:43 am

  5. hey Jagjit welcome to my blog and thanks. Hope to cya around more often

    SMM

    October 7, 2008 at 7:24 pm

  6. Raven…..I forgot about Mr. Linky. I’l go by and add it now but don’t know how many will see it now this late 😦

    SMM

    October 7, 2008 at 7:25 pm

  7. Anu – Me neither 😛

    SMM

    October 7, 2008 at 7:26 pm

  8. Hey keshi…in Cal now at my parents’ place. Come for the Pujas. Will be writing about it soon.

    “Lovelorn idiot”

    Well we have all been at some point in time or the other

    SMM

    October 7, 2008 at 7:27 pm


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