Thursday, May 15, 2008

Sardarji's Mom's Letter To Canada Wala Son

Dear Banta Vahe Guru !

I am in a well here and hoping you are in the same well there. I'm writing

this letter slowly, because I know you cannot read fast.

We don't live where we did when you left home. Your dad read in the

newspaper that most accidents happen 20 miles from home, so we moved 20


I wont be able to send the address as the last Sardar who stayed here took

the house numbers with them for their new house so they would not have to

change their address. Hopefully by next week we will be able to bring our

earlier address plate here, so that our address will remain same too.

This place is really nice. It even has a washing machine, situated right

above the commode. I'm not sure it works. Last week I put in 3 shirts,

pulled the chain and haven't seen them since.

The weather here isn't too bad. It rained only twice last week. The first

time it rained for 3 days and second time for 4 days.

The coat you wanted me to send you, your Aunt said it would be a little too

heavy to send in the mail with all the metal buttons, so we cut them off

and put them in the pocket.

Your father has another job. He has 500 men under him. He is cutting the

grass at the cemetery.

By the way I took Bahu to our club's poolside. The manager is really

badmash. He told her that two-piece swimming suit is not allowed in this

club. We were confused as to which piece should we remove?

Your sister had a baby this morning. I haven't found out whether it is a

girl or a boy, so I don't know whether you are an Aunt or Uncle.

Your uncle, Jetinder fell in a nearby well. Some men tried to pull him out,

but he fought them off bravely and drowned. We cremated him and he burned

for three days.

Your best friend, Balwinder, is no more. He died trying to fulfill his

father's last wishes. His father had wished to be buried at sea after he

died. And your friend died while in the process of digging a grave for his


There isn't much more news this time. Nothing much has happened.

P.S: Beta, I was going to send you some money but by the time I realized, I

had already sealed off this letter.