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Thursday, August 19, 2010

sardarini

With Regards to all and Malice to none

LETTER FROM SARDARNI TO HER SON 7
Pyare Puttar,

I am in a well here and hoping you are also in a 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 20miles. I won't
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 take our earlier address plate
here, and that our address will remain same too. This place is really
nice.
It even has a washing machine, situated right above the toilet I'm not
sure it works too well.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 alittle 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 Badmash. He told her that two piece swimming
suit is not allowed in his 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 the 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 in the sea
after he died. And your friend died while in the process of digging a
grave for his father.

There isn't much more news this time. Nothing much has happened. Wanted
to write longer but the envelope is already sealed.

Live long
Your dear mother
Jaswanto

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