Monday, 4 August 2014

The Footballer....







The big toe on his right foot had swollen to twice the normal size.
I looked at him with questioning eyes.
“We were playing Brazil last night. I got the ball for myself,”  my grandfather said , grinning childishly.
I couldn’t help smiling.
He had dreamt of , and played for his favourite football teams in his sleep.  Again !
I sighed and started massaging his toes slowly with his favourite balm.
“But this was worth it,” he said, as I finished.
“What ? This swelling ?”,  I asked.


“ Yes, I scored the winning goal”, he winked and chuckled, as I broke into a laughter.

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# True Story :)



38 comments:

  1. Jolly old grand father! Very well written Sreeja.

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    1. Thank you Usha Ma'm :) He was real fun :)

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  2. What a fun grandpa! Nice tale, Sreeja. :D How adorable it must have been to sit and listen to him say that.

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    1. You get the feel, right ? Thanks a lot, Shailaja :)

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  3. what a sweet grandpa one that dreams and smiles telling about it....Nice write up :)

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    1. Hehe ;) yes Naba, he was sweet indeed...thanks a lot :)

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  4. Awww, what a touching reminiscence about your grandfather. That's so cute about him scoring the winning goal in his sleep. Well worth that sore toe!

    http://cattitudeandgratitude.blogspot.ca/2014/08/its-time-to-slow-down.html

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    1. yes, it was truly worth it. Thanks, Cathy :)

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  5. Hahahaha how cute was this! I can so imagine that naughty grin on a old man :)

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    1. Hehehe ;) You bet , Soumz :) He was real fun... :) Thanks a lot :)

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  6. hahaha grandads can be so childlike at times :D adorable.

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    1. Hehe true :) He was :) Thanks, Raj :)

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  7. Sreeja what a sportive grandpa is he. loved your little story.

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    1. He was very sportive, Kalpana :) Thank you :)

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  8. A wonderful storyteller grandpa :) I want one like him, never knew mine.

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    1. I want him back too :| Thanks, Sulekkha :)

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  9. very lovely story, Sreeja :)

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    1. Thanks, Shalzz...

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  10. Jovial grandpa! Lucky you! (I am jealous. hahaha)

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  11. This made me go awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

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  12. and what FUN it would have been to pump those fists . YESSSSSSSSSsssssssssss after scoring the winning goal for sure ..

    Loved the story :) I now wish I am like that at that age toooooo I would not mind either

    Bikram's

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  13. Grandpa how they should be...very nice :-)

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  14. a very nice true story indeed !
    keep those $tories coming :)

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  15. You've described the grandpa as we always wish them to be. Nicely done :)

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  16. Awwie. He is such a cutie grandpa!

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  17. Cool Grand Dad full of fun..loove it:)

    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/100-words-on-saturday-my-grand-mother-said/

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  18. Awww.... so sweet! that's what grandpas are like, no?

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  19. Hehehe.. Thats one awesome grandfather :)

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  20. I wish each one of us grows up to be such a cute grandparent!

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  21. I do that sometimes too ;) but don't hit my toe thankfully.

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  22. That so reminds me of my grandpa!!! Well written Sreeja Chechi!! Keep writing!!! Cheers!!

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