Today, we drove 2 hours each way to visit my mom's aunt. She is the only one in that generation still with the family. I was glad we saw her - nostalgic also because I remember when she was very active and alert. Thankama-amachi is in good health, just old age is catching up to her. In Kerala, many households do not have children to take care of their parents as the kids are abroad in the Middle East, Europe and the US. Amachi is alone at home with a care-giver. She is 88.
As we left, I bid amachi farewell and she corrected me, "No, say, till we meet again".