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Memories of the Golden Years…

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”
- Tom Stoppard
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My very dear friend Silverine created this excellent tag (The Wonder Years Tag) and tagged me. I am supposed to write 8–10 things about childhood (1-12 years) that I miss and that I disliked and then tag a few people. This is one tag that I thought I could finish under an hour but took almost four days. Nice tag Silverine. Thank you very much for making me realize how fortunate I am.

While my list of things that I miss went from 10 to 14 while the list of things that I disliked contain only 5 items. Except for two stints—fist one for 8 months and the other for one year—at two boarding schools, I spent my entire childhood home. Since my home is in a small village where the main occupation is agriculture—nature, plants, and agriculture work has a very prominent place in my childhood memories. If you don’t have an aversion of nature, agriculture, farming, and village life, read on…

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