A Thali brought over by my Neighbor aunty consisted of Ellu Bella, Avarekai Usli, Lemon rice, Sweet Pongal along with sugar cane and bananas. Even this Thali failed to cheer me up. In the afternoon she sent a platter of onions bhajjis too.
My Sankrant was not too good to put it mildly. So you saw no wishes here. I got some bad news. One very personal and the other about my only Aaji alive now. She must be about 80 plus. You all know by her kitchen, got a paralytic stroke. [Koli Kitchen (Thal Part I)] She is under treatment. I am not able to visit her immediately but she is surrounded by all her loved ones. Though she had no kids of her own she has invested enough love in all her nephews and grandchildren enough to take good care of her. Am praying she gains consciousness soon.
I did not make anything for this Sankrant. This thali fed us at 2 meal times. I wanted to just keep to myself but yet just went about attending to visitors with pain in my heart trying not to show it on my face.