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Not pontificating. Only trying to bat on the side of the environment. And ethics. And simple living. And slowing down. (And trying to learn and practise before preaching or teaching...)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

60+ kgs of gold, and growing!

When I wrote on the subject of gold in GIAS, I decided to recount a related story here.
There was this girl whose name meant gold. She forbade her parents from buying silks and jewelery for her wedding, and with the groom's consent (he also had a hearty dislike of pomp and glamour), the wedding was a 5-minute affair, (extended, regretfully, by the video-people) conducted in the sitting-room of her parents' house.
Her father-in-law, hailing from a traditional gold-amassing state, was happy - after a fashion. He let the bride know that Interested Peers in the Family Circle queried him about the amount of jewelery the new D-I-L brought along. That bride is still wondering if her answer was passed on - "Please tell them that more than 60 kgs of Gold arrived in the house, and is likely to expand further!"

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7 Comments:

Blogger RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Now, that is a line we should all take!

Wonderful smart girl - well worth her weight in gold.

22 July, 2008  
Blogger Indrani said...

Where is this girl now??
I would love to shake hands with her. :)

22 July, 2008  
Blogger Kat said...

Thangamma deserves a Gold Medal for that reply... Smart girl.

22 July, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Raji, Indrani, Kat, will let her know, thanks :)

22 July, 2008  
Blogger kallu said...

Wonderful, swarna, will pass them on to all daughters

02 August, 2008  
Blogger Swarna said...

Kalyani, thanks for visiting, and I hope some daughter(s) will listen!

02 August, 2008  
Blogger Maddy said...

Vairamuthu will re-write his words of "50Kg Tajmahal nee yaa" with "60kilo thangamaana thangam nee yaa nee yaa""

04 August, 2008  

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