Juicy vacation with the loved onesGrandma, now in her sixties, is sitting on the balcony when the doorbell rings. Her granddaughter, Ruhi, who studies in the ninth standard, has come back from school. Ruhi, a chirpy girl, is overexcited because her summer vacation would start the next day. She comes running to the balcony, hugs her grandma and whispers in her ears: only seven days left. Grandma could make out the enthusiasm in Ruhi's voice. She knows very well about Ruhi's excitement, but still, she asks her about the reason.
Ruhi grins widely and states: "We would go to uncle's place. Aren't you excited too to visit your youngest son's house and meet your other grandchildren?"
Grandma: "Oh! Yes." She smiles with a sigh.
Ruhi: "What happened? Granny, are you not happy?"
Grandma: "No, I am equally happy like you. Your happiness reminds me of my summer vacation during school days. I have some sweet memories of it."
Ruhi: "Oh! Granny, share some of your sweet memories with me."
Grandma: "You know, I also used to wait for my summer vacation. It was a regular feature from fifth to seventh when I visited my uncle's house in a small city, Muzaffarpur, in Bihar. I stayed there for almost full of my summer vacation. There is a small difference between your excitement and mine."
Ruhi: "Explain it, Granny. What's the difference?"
Grandma: "You are elated because you would get some days to spend with your favourite cousins along with your uncle and aunt, but for me, there was an added pleasure. As you know, I love mangoes and litchi both. Muzaffarpur is very famous for litchi, and a variety of mangoes are available in abundance. My uncle made it a point that during summer vacations, I must go and stay with him and his family."
Ruhi: "Did you eat mangoes every day?"
Grandma: "Yesssss..., I ate quite a few mangoes every day. My uncle used to bring many types of mangoes from the market for all the kids. Some small-sized mangoes, he brought specifically, for eating whenever I wished to eat. Other than those, Malda mango was a must for having it with milk at night."
Ruhi: "Did you have unlimited litchis too?"
Grandma: Yes, litchis of Muzaffarpur is very popular to date for its quality, and I had them without any restriction. I love fruits, and among them, mango is my favourite, followed by litchi and many other fruits such as grapes, watermelon and many more."
Ruhi: "Granny, you spent your summer vacation like mango and litchi festival. It was complete fun."
Grandma: "Yes, it was truly a pleasure. Spending quality time with family members and celebrating the occasion with the king of fruits, mangoes, and litchis. I can't forget those lovely days."
Ruhi: "Your experience was such a sweet one. Well, mine will also be very nice."
Grandma: "Yes, dear. You will also spend your vacation wonderfully. Actually, for you, it will be a whale of a time."
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