Oct 2, 2010

Pears please...

As Papa dropped us in Israel's house the night of our wedding, he handed me the car keys and made a single request to Israel. To buy me Pears soap always! Not sure what response Israel gave but I always remember Papa's request and realize how much he cared for even my simplest need - pears soap.

Growing up Pears was my favorite and still is. When we ran out of pears once Papa insisted we all use Lifebouy and I was in tears. Papa then gave me a lecture on why Lifebouy was better than Pears.

To think of how Papa remembered that incident and insisted Israel to always buy me Pears made me feel very special and much loved. My eyes welled up then and even now (no, I didn't say right now... )

I am happy folks, for my Papa, for Israel and of course for all those Pears Israel buys me. I often wonder, "...would it have been my dreaded Lifebuoy if Papa hadn't made that request..." and very grateful Papa did.

16 comments:

SG said...

Nice one. Very touching. Pears, Lifebuoy, and don't forget Lux. Not sure what response Israel gave? His mind at that time was not on Pears. Only on H. You forgot because your mind at that time was only on I.

Stranger said...

umm... may be it didn't bring tears to ur eyes while writing but it did in mine when I read it..

Good one Queen..as always..

dr.antony said...

Love,in its selfless form. Pass it over.

NRIGirl said...

@SG! From where you get ideas for such sparkling comments? smart and cool!

NRIGirl said...

"Stranger" cheer up please...

NRIGirl said...

Absolutely @Doc. Will pass it on...

A said...

Once again made us emotional...

NRIGirl said...

Hi @A! thank you for your comment. It was not my intention...

....Petty Witter said...

Perhaps I'll be third time lucky and get beyond a 'error 503' message which comes up after I've left my comment.

I was just saying how this soap takes me back to my childhood, I can still smell it.

Bikramjit said...

DAD... they are the best
and they know it alllll ... :)
and PEARS was my favourite too.. trying to see through it :)

A said...

NRI,

"Not sure what response Israel gave but I always remember Papa's request and realize how much he cared for even my simplest need - pears soap. "

That is the kind of thing very loving parents do...thinking about the every need.....

A said...

Sorry, I did not complete my comment...that statement set the flow and made me emotional...

NRIGirl said...

Thank you @Petty! Sorry about the error, not sure what caused it. Let's hope it is resolved.

True, it reminds me of my childhood too and of how Mom always smelt.

NRIGirl said...

You are right @Bikramjit! Dads are the best... Moms too.

@A it is all natural as you are a Dad yourself.

Appreciate your comments.

Black Walnut Pearl said...

The title made me think that you are going to write about your favourite Pear fruit. Pears soap is my mother's favourite too, but I'm not sure whether my grandpa said this to my father:) It was so nice of your father that he took care of you very well.

NRIGirl said...

Thank you Black Walnut Pearl. No wonder Aunty and I are great friends - we both love Pears!!

I am sure Grandpa gave at least the slightest clue to Uncle! :)

~ NRIGirl

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