When I Was Young.

I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eight of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Grannymar. The seven other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Paul, Shackman, The Old Fossil. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

No, my father did nod advise me to be a bachelor boy when I was young. In fact, I cannot remember him ever having given me any sensible advise. There were however a number of others who did give me this advise, but man proposes and God disposes and at the ripe young age of 25, I got married.


Then I grew up. In double quick time. Yes marriage did that to me.

So, I was really young for only 25 years. And you don’t really want to know about those days.

I became a bachelor again at the age of 66. I couldn’t very well go back to being young and listening to advise from a father again you would have thought. Exactly the opposite happened. By that time my father had moved in with me and after what he thought was a decent interval, approached my son to advertise online for a wife for me. He did not like the idea of my being a bachelor boy!

The conversation went something like this after the request was made.

Grand Son: Dad is quite capable of finding a wife if he wants one. He does not need me to do anything on the internet. If however, you want, I will advertise for a wife for you.

Grand Father: I am 92 years old, who will marry me?

GS: Don’t worry, it is all in the advertisement that we create,

GF: ?

GS: Wanted bride for 92 year old multi-billionaire.

GF: I am not a multi-billionaire.

GS: You need not tell them that.

GF: Then they will be interested only in my money.

GS: Exactly.

Interest in matrimony for the intermediate young man dwindled away.

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30 Responses to When I Was Young.

  1. My dad’s advice was, “Watch what I do and do the opposite.” I thought that was sweet.
    Cheerful Monk recently posted..No More Lamy?

  2. “In fact, I cannot remember him ever having given me any sensible advice.” Dear oh dear – so you’re telling us your memory has gone now too.
    Re: your 25 years of youth. I seem to recall that 22 was a very good year for me.
    blackwatertown recently posted..When I was young… I was a pop star.

  3. Delirious says:

    Ha ha! Actually Ramana, I think that you could easily marry again. It’s just a matter of putting yourself in the right environment to find a suitable single woman. There are plenty of single older women out there, and you are a good catch! But I don’t know India well enough to be able to tell you where to go. Now days most people do meet on the internet. You might try narrowing your search down to women who live in India though. Unless you can convince Grannymar to take the leap. 😉
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  4. Mitali Chinmulgund says:

    so now that dad can no longer advise you on matrimony, would you like to advertise???

  5. KRD Pravin says:

    That was interesting… a 66 young man and than a 92 year young man. I know you are young at heart ay whatever age.

    Wish to see you 100 year young.

    Advice again (to a 70+ year young), do not try traditional match making sites… try – http://www.zoobydooby.com it is interesting way to find someone to make you “not young” again 😉
    KRD Pravin recently posted..Neeraj in Kabir’s style

    • And that dear Pravin is the problem. Young women are not comfortable with an old man with a young heart and nor or older women! The former want young men with grown up hearts and the older ones want older men with older hearts.

  6. Grannymar says:

    I remember you telling me that tale at the time.
    Grannymar recently posted..When I was young

  7. nick says:

    Well, as you know, Jenny only married me because I was a multi-millionaire with two yachts in Monte Carlo, a private executive jet and sixteen houses around the globe. If it wasn’t for that, she’d have told me to get lost.

    As for my father, he never gave me any sensible advice either. Mostly he thought that whatever I was planning to do was totally stupid. So I ended up ignoring his advice and doing my own thing.
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  8. tammyj says:

    i would not want to be married again.
    as a matter of fact if bob could walk back through that door he would find a very different wife.
    i am independent and stubborn now! his child bride exists no longer!
    tammyj recently posted..have you ever?

    • I could not have put it better, I am a completely different person to what I was four years ago. If Urmeela came back, she would find a different man too though it has been much less a period than your experience.

  9. That’s kind of sweet/funny/ and probably a little irritating. But deciding whether you want to date or find a partner again ought to b entirely up to you.
    Secret Agent Woman recently posted..Hiking weekend.

    • Yes, but that did not stop my father from being a control freak. I suspect that his motives were not my happiness but to have a woman at home to take charge of a major area of what he perceived to be a weakness, our kitchen.

  10. Maria says:

    You married very young, Ramana. But considering what you’ve told me about your youth, it was the best thing in the world for you.
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  11. bikehikebabe says:

    LOVE, love,love the song. And also your son & your father’s conversation. 😀

    • The only saving grace during the four years that my father lived with us was the frequent exchange of such witticisms between him and my son. My son was his first grand child and was always a favourite because he also kept meeting him frequently unlike the other grand children who were too far away.

  12. Maxi says:

    This is my laugh for the day Rummy. Your son is a smart man and very funny … gets that from his dad.
    blessings ~ maxi
    Maxi recently posted..I’m Proud To Be An American

  13. Vignesh says:

    Nice topic LBR 🙂
    One of my top favorite songs – relevant here – The logical song by Roger Hudson of Super Tramp
    “…..But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible, logical, responsible, practical
    And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable, clinical, intellectual, cynical
    There are times when all the world’s asleep
    The questions run too deep for such a simple man …..”
    lyrics here

    • If by LBR you mean Let’s Be Real, I can. It is too late for you but you can try your hand at being a good father with Nandu.

      And how can you identify yourself with a simple man?

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