Special Day.

For me, September 30 has always been a very special day as it is the birthday of three very special people in my life. The first, my late younger brother Arvind who would have been 74 yesterday had he just lived for two more months.

The next, my childhood friend and innovative farmer Babu about who I wrote here.
And the third, my lovely niece Vandana the actor director that I wrote about here.

So, yesterday was a day of mixed emotions till late evening when my daughter in love surprised me further with this.

And this:

A roller coaster day alright. First, in response to my birthday greetings, a longish WhatsApp message from Vandana all the way from California, next, a video Clip of Babu cutting a birthday cake, next the photograph right on top of this post coming up in our WhatsApp family group page and finally the last two photographs.

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22 Responses to Special Day.

  1. Wisewebwoman says:

    A lovely mix of sadness and happiness, which is what life is all about. How wonderful your daughter in love is in her care and concern for helpless animals!

    You have some dear friends and lovely memories Ramana <3


  2. A great description of a rich, fulfilled life. Bless you all.

  3. Joared says:

    A certain date, a time of year does have special significance for you and your lovely family — lovely members.

    • There are some other dates too that celebrate more than one birthday and some where someone’s birthday coincides with someone’s death anniversary. All part of life. Thank you.

  4. tammy j says:

    your tribute here is beautiful even if bittersweet.
    and Manjiree is so beautiful in that picture accepting the great award of honor.
    must make you very proud.

    • That dear Tammy, is an understatement. Manjiree is a gem beyond description. Leave aside her caring for animals, her presence in our home is a blessing beyond description.

  5. kylie says:

    What a lot of things to celebrate in one day!

    I like the description of Manjiree as an “emerging personality”. I had thought she seemed to be making her mark quite strongly already 🙂

  6. wow, what a day – both memorable, sad, and joyous – I can understand the rollercoaster for sure…

  7. Kaitlin says:

    What a day you had. Such love and memories-good and bittersweet.

  8. Holly J says:

    A bittersweet (emphasis on sweet) day, indeed.

    And “daughter in love”? What a wonderful improvement on “in law” (may I steal it for use on MY in-laws?)

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