My Nephew

My dear sweet nephew came here on the first of October and left this morning. He drove his motor coach all the way from Denver CO and parked it in an RV park on the outskirts of the town. He also towed his “Jeep” all the way, which was good because he used that a lot to come here and go about the town instead of driving the home on wheels! He brought with him his furry friends, a Chihuahua, and two beautiful cats. They stayed in the motor coach while he came over for lunch and dinner almost every day. It was so nice to have him here, talking about family, friends, old home in the subcontinent, and a host of other things. Almost every night I would pack some Indian food in disposable containers for him to keep in his freezer; that way when he is on the road, he can just heat that up and have some home made food.

When he was a little boy, he was constantly hanging around us, beguiling us with his beautiful eyes and smile. When he would giggle I used to think of doves cooing in our aviary. I am so blessed that he would come and spend three and half weeks with me. If it were not for the impending snowfalls in Denver, he would have stayed on for a couple more weeks. He wanted to avoid driving the big hulk in a snow storm.

From Denver he will continue with his wanderlust and go to the shores of beautiful Oregon, and meditate watching the waves there. It will be cold there, but it won’t be as miserable as Denver, he says. So he left this morning.
Here are some pictures from his visit.

This is Pepi with his security blanket.

You can see how long it is. 40 Feet and when you include the Jeep he is pulling behind him, it is a 60 foot navigational headache!
The Motor coach which he has named Grace
in the background.

The coach had black seats at the ‘dining table”, but he had some beautiful Indian fabric, and his neighbor sewed some terrific covers for these seats.

Showing the interior of the coach. really beautiful. spacious and comfortable.
Finally a picture of his freezer. It is tiny. When I forced him to take more food, he texted me this photo to show how he has cramped up the space with the containers of food! 🙂

So that’s what has happened in our lives this month. Everything is fine. One day we even took a trip to Springfield IL to get some Indian groceries.

Made for a happy day. Ciao.

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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21 Responses to My Nephew

  1. murisopsis says:

    The visit sounds like it was delightful for everyone!!

    • Zakiah says:

      My nephew is going through a rough patch. He was happy to be here, and i loved having him here every day. I don’t think I have cooked as many dishes as I did in over a year. Every day it was something new and Indian. He loved it.

  2. slmret says:

    What a wonderful three week visit from your nephew! Safe travels to him, and I hope he enjoys the beautiful Oregon coast as well!

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes. And when the three weeks were over, I felt as though he was here only for two days or less! Right now he is stuck in Denver, with a lot of snow, and temperatures in the teens! I don’t even want to think about that.

  3. Wow… a 40 ft trailer towing a Jeep. It must be very tricky to park and navigate the city streets. I’m glad you all had a wonderful time – good food, good company and good conversation. Nothing beats that!

    • Zakiah says:

      Yeah Matt, the rig was a long never ending trailer. I was so surprised with it. I hope he gets great memories out of it.
      We had a wonderful time together.

  4. Rupali says:

    You all look so happy in the photo, Zakiah ji. I am glad he managed a visit. Happy weekend.

  5. mrswrangler says:

    A wonderful visit. When we go to the lake we are pushing 70 feet. 20 each for the pick-up and boat. 30 feet for the camper. Wrangler pulls that all the time in a semi so he is experienced.

  6. I was zapped by the glorious photos of the Coach interior. A veritable home on wheels.

    Shakti

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you for your comment and for the time you took to come and visit my site. I went over to your corner and was very impressed at the way you write. Would love to know more.

  7. How wonderful that Masood, Pepi, and cats could come to visit you!
    Beautiful memories made!
    I pray he has safe travels on the rest of his journey!
    How is his health? I remember praying for him.
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    PS…How wonderful of you to send food along with him…home cooked/made with love meals are such a bright spot on long road trips. 🙂 Eating constantly at restaurants can grow ughy fast…at least for me.

  8. Zakiah says:

    So true. Masood is doing well, loves home made Indian food, and that’s what I did the whole time he was here. Thank you for your prayers and remembering him Carolyn.
    ❤ ❤ ❤

  9. michnavs says:

    wow.. that trailer jeep is really beautiful..

  10. beowulf says:

    Wow. That’s a house on wheels indeed. Glad you enjoyed a good time together.

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