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    stories, my 'grandfather' drove a train too.

    •  Wish I could (10+ / 0-)

      My dad worked for the Indian Railways.
      I wish I could tell some stories, for the Indian railways are in a sense the lifeblood and a microcosm of India.
      But dad was one of those silent types, just did what he had to do.
      Your diary was a much loving tribute to a fine working man.
      My dad passed away earlier this year, long retired, he was able to see his son do better. He only completed high school.
      He retired when I was still in high school, and he continued to work for another decade in different jobs, just so he could help me and sis get enough of a university education.
      Mom helped out too. She never finished school, learned to read and write with my dad's help and then ran a small business from home as a seamstress.
      We barely made it month to month.
      So your tribute moved me!
      I can never forget where I came from. It makes me what I am today.

      Karmic Musings... @ http://karmicmusings.blogspot.com/

      by karmicjay2 on Thu Dec 29, 2011 at 04:37:38 PM PST

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