In his honor, I spent most of today doing what Mr. Chang likes to do best -- eating. I ate double my usual number of parathas at breakfast (i.e. two) and poured extra butter on my rotis at lunch. I even ate some chicken -- happy birthday, "Howard"!
After breakfast, Nani, Nanaji and I went on another walk around the fields. Nani plucked kinnows straight from the branches and popped them into my mouth. Nothing like tree-fresh fruit!!
In the afternoon, Daljeet Nanaji (Nanaji's brother) came over for lunch. ("She looks just like her mom!") After we had eaten, Nani "pruned" a flower bed by hand, and, Sproutna-style, I made myself a garland from the plant parts she removed. Tying leaves together with plant fibers is quite a task -- thank goodness for the thread industry.
Then, Daljeet Nanaji took me for a spin around Abohar's "downtown." After purchasing some meat from the butcher, he took me to meet my younger Nani at Chiragh Dhani, Nanaji's family home. ("You look like a replica of Ritu!") I also got to meet some turkeys.
Back home now, I write this post as we prepare for dinner. After eating, I plan to engage in Howard Chang's second favorite activity -- reading Latin. Good night to my Indian readers, good morning to those in America, and FELICEM DIEM NATALEM to Magister Chang!