Saturday, July 16, 2011

Beautiful Memories.

Joan Erbe.

Today is a grey, rainy but calm, relaxed day, no spasms warning me that I need to be got out of bed quickly which is nice.

Richie fed me delicious raspberries and a small banana; they remind me of the small bananas in Trinidad.

There was a tree outside my bedroom window; we called them bird bananas because the birds always got there first when they were ripe.

Every time I would find the tree covered in birds and would have to run fast to get any as the birds could eat quickly.

Before you knew it all the fruit was eaten and we would all wait for the next time, sweet memories of Trinidad

Still find it amazing that we had banana, coconut trees and pineapple in our garden there, we had family as well as friends who had mango & avocado trees.

We knew people who had cashew nuts, cocoa pods, people who fished regularly; we had chickens and grew some vegetables like pumpkin, spinach, tomatoes, aubergines and herbs.

I remember helping bringing in the fishing net at the beach, joining in with other children and thoroughly enjoying myself.

Also remember helping friends collecting their lobster pots, at their large families beach house, the lobster curry for lunch was delicious, beautiful memories pleasant on a rainy day like today.


Karen said...

Memories, the mind's videos we can play over and over whenever we need a lift. It sounds like you have a lot of great ones to replay.

KParthasarathi said...

To have fond memories of beautiful things/events of younger days is a blessing.They can be simple things about us,our
parents.siblings,home,school and many other minor incidents but they bring a smile in our faces and fills our heart with joy.The painful memories though are best forgotten.Life without nostalgic memories would be insipid.

Rhapsody B. said...

Yeah girl home also had grapefruit trees, soursop trees, grugu bef tree, tamarine trees, passion fruit vines, trupentine trees, plums, guavas, doungs, pommarack, chennet, peewah, woooo....don't get me going.

My grandmother alone had sappodala, pommseteh, soursoup, passionfruit vines, while my grandfather had coconut, fig, banana, plum, avocado and mango (starch, long and rose). The my friends had doungs, cashew, cherry, tamarine, woo girl i had it covered that is why my mother gave us a purge every

Glad you are having a smooth day, thanks for the walk down memory lane.


Herrad said...

Hi Karen,
The minds videos is a good way to describe memories.
I have a few more to keep me amused.

Hi KP,
I agree life would not be as good without nostalgic memories to make us happy.

Thanks both of you dear friends for coming by.

Herrad said...

Hi Rhapsody,
Thanks for your visit and great comment, what a wonderful garden you had in Trinidad.
Thank you for extending the walk down memory lane.

Joyce said...

you have such beautiful memories herrad.and you have lived in exotic places....your words always make me feel richer.....and then sometimes i come to your blog just to look at your daily art selections.....
bananas and coconut......lobster is all sensual and lovely....trinidad comes alive and a daily visit to amsterdam is appreciated....
thanks and have a nice day.....