Childhood + quiet Liaohe - Chapter 04
In the courtyard came the grandmother’s cry: “grandson, chrysanthemum, chrysanthemum, eat!”
“Come on, don’t touch it!”
When she heard her grandmother’s cry, she tied her belt and jumped out of the haystack in a short breath: “Mom, I’m here with my nephew!”
A square table was placed in the middle of the Kang. My grandfather and his family gathered around the table. I jumped onto the earthen Kang with a thump. My grandfather pulled me to his side kindly. I grabbed a piece of hot corn pot stickers and took a bite. Suddenly, I felt thick and astringent. The bitter and sour taste was almost impossible to compare with the fragrant white flour steamed bread.
Seeing that I refused to swallow the corn flour in my mouth for a long time, but also saw the embarrassment of my frown, my grandmother stood up quietly and took off the bamboo blue on the roof of the shed. She carefully lifted the flower handkerchief and pulled out a small biscuit: “grandson, eat this!”
I put down the corn potstickers, took the biscuits without ceremony, and chewed them.
Since the first meal, I have never chewed the second mouthful of coarse corn flour. My grandmother can always magically create all kinds of delicious food from her bamboo blue: pancakes, steamed bread, biscuits, sugar, floss, salted duck eggs
My grandmother took out some biscuits and handed them to me. She saw me chewing sweetly, as if she were chewing happily. Her kind face showed a sweet smile.
After discovering the secret of xiaozhulan, I never chewed corn flour any more. Instead, I frequently asked grandma for the food in xiaozhulan.
In this way, before three days, grandma’s magic finally revealed, xiaozhulan thoroughly told Xin, which really embarrassed grandma. She was at a loss and helpless to pace around the room.
“Laobiedu, what’s the use of wandering around like this?”
seeing grandma’s embarrassment, my grandfather murmured angrily: “don’t go to the chicken coop to see if there are any eggs?”
Grandfather’s words made grandma suddenly realize that she opened the door and ran to the chicken house with hope.
“Grandson, are you full?”
Grandma asked affectionately. Seeing me nodding, grandma picked me up: “grandson, eat enough, go to bed!”
the old aunt asked, “Mom, where is my big nephew saving?”
Hearing this word, I wonder again: save!
What does that mean?
How can the old lady say where to sleep, as where to “save!”
“Here it is.”
Grandma said as she helped me undress.
Finally, grandma began to untie her foot wrap. As soon as she was next to her grandmother, she turned over layers of black cloth and untied them. I saw a pair of extremely funny big feet. Grandma’s feet were so ridiculous. Her feet were high and high, showing an extremely twisted arch. The long middle toe was inconceivably placed on the Mu toe. In this way, at its toe, it formed a small one that made me cry and laugh Baoqiu.
I asked in a confused way: “grandma, how did your feet do, how did it become like this?”
my grandfather disdainfully said, “your grandmother was disobedient when she was a child. Her mother bound her feet for her. She felt pain, and she always secretly untied them. As a result, slowly, she became like this!”
I suddenly realized that old women of the same age as my grandmother, without exception, have small feet that are shorter than those of children. They walk with a slight tremor. If there is a strong wind, they can easily overturn them to the ground.
looking at her deformed feet, I suddenly thought of a novel that introduced that women in the old society not only had to wrap their feet, but also had no name. Whoever they married would have their surnames, such as Wang’s and Li’s
my grandmother said frankly, “grandma has no name, only her surname. My grandmother’s surname is Zhao, Zhao Qian’s and sun’s Zhao’s!”
grandfather reminded him: “laobieduzi, look at your bad memory. Why don’t you have a name? You forget that during the land reform, when you went to divide the land, the village head asked your name. You said that there was no name. Didn’t the village head temporarily give you the name of Zhao Yongzhi…”
but Grandma shook her head disapprovingly: “what kind of name is this? Except once when dividing the land, no one has ever called this name. No matter at home or in the production team, everyone calls me Mrs. Zhang!”
I went on to ask, “have you ever read?”
grandma turned her lips and said, “early morning, where there are girls studying, adults don’t allow girls to study. Girls will get married sooner or later. So, it’s someone else’s family. Who will pay for girls’ study? Grandson, grandma is blind and can’t recognize a big word!”
“Who said that!”
Grandfather added: “I don’t know a word. Then, when you go to the city to do business, how can you distinguish men’s and women’s toilets?”
my grandmother said with a wry smile, “I can still recognize those two words. In order not to go to the wrong toilet, I have forced it out! As soon as I see the shape of those two words, I can tell which is the male toilet and which is the female toilet! ”
PA — when the whole family got into the bed one after another, grandma turned off the light bulb, and the room was suddenly in terrible darkness. I stood by my grandmother’s side and looked at the bright full moon out of the window. I suddenly thought of my mother, my mother’s crisp milk, and my warm chest: “Mom, mom, mom, I want to touch and smack!”
the grandmother mumbled helplessly: “the child is still too young to leave his mother. The child wants his mother. What can we do! Come on, grandson. Touch grandma’s Zaba. What? Grandma’s Zaba is too shriveled. It’s not as big as your mother’s? This, this… ”
“Come on, Lu Lu”
the second aunt lifted up her quilt: “come, come to my aunt, come and touch my aunt’s smack!”
The second aunt gently pulled me into her arms, lifted up her shirt, and hugged a pair of breasts with the fragrance of youth into my hand: “how about, aunt’s zaxiang is not like your mother’s, what, like, hee hee, then, you can touch it!”
the grandmother next to me arranged my quilt attentively: “grandson, cover it up, don’t be cold
I greedily grasps the second aunt’s crisp milk, sleepiness gradually attacks, under the body’s soil Kang also slowly boils up, has been accustomed to sleeping in the wooden bed, cannot adapt to this unbearable dry heat, whistling off the quilt, exposed naked body, grandmother gently whispered, help me to press the quilt, the first night spent in grandma’s house, I kept kicking cotton padded By, grandmother is indefatigable, again and again to help me cover.
The next morning, I suddenly felt weak and cold. I shivered and curled up in the quilt. No matter how my grandmother and the second aunt called, I just didn’t want to move. The second aunt raised the quilt corner, just touched my body, and immediately exclaimed: “Oh, mom! Lu Lu Lu’s body is so hot. It’s hot. It’s not good. Lu Lu Lu has a cold!”
grandma sighed: “it must have been kicked last night and caught a cold! Come on, get him dressed and go to the hospital
when my grandmother carried me to the hospital and looked at the cold big iron needle in the doctor’s hand, I couldn’t help thinking of Jinhua, and I immediately panicked and struggled desperately: “no, no, I don’t give injections, I don’t give injections!”
Grandma took out a small candy ball from her pocket: “grandson, be obedient. If you give me an injection, you’ll be well.”
However, let my grandmother regret that, one injection, did not cure my disease, my illness is becoming more and more serious, Grandma had to carry me to the hospital every day for injection, before each injection, grandma always bought some candy and other small food, give me a little favor, as the reward of my buttock prick.
Another morning, my grandmother, as usual, carried me to the hospital for injection. Seeing the ice cream box on the road, I murmured: “grandma, I want popsicles! I want popsicles
grandma touched her pocket and suddenly let me down and said, “grandson, grandma has no money!”
“No, no, no, grandma, I want popsicles, I want popsicles!”
“Eh — eh — eh –”
I grabbed my grandmother’s back and yelled at me. I grabbed my grandmother’s collar with both hands. Suddenly, I felt my grandmother’s body shaking slightly. Then, there were bursts of painful crying: “grandson, grandma is not good, grandma is not capable, grandma is poor, grandma is poor, grandma can’t even buy a popsicle Up! EH – EH – EH – eh
When I heard my grandmother’s sobbing, I stopped shouting and said, “grandma, don’t cry, I don’t want popsicles!”
“EH – EH – EH – eh…”
Hearing my words, my grandmother sobbed more sadly: “grandma can’t do it, grandma is poor, grandma has no money, EH – EH – eh…”
seeing that I had been ill for a long time, my grandmother simply carried me to the fortune teller’s home. My grandmother put me on a burnt reed mat, and then asked the blind fortune teller in a panic: “Sir, please calculate for my grandson. How can his illness always be bad?”
the blind fortune teller heard the words, rolled his white eyes without eyes, and asked his grandmother seriously, “OK, tell me his birthday and time!”
grandma told the truth. The blind fortune teller lowered his head and silently plucked his dry fingers: “well, there’s no bad luck, Mrs. Zhang. What’s the name of this child?”
“Land and land!”
the blind fortune teller suddenly yelled: “call big, call big, the name of the child is big, the name is big, it’s not easy to raise, it’s either sick or disaster…”
“Well, what to do?”
Grandma asked in fear, and the blind fortune teller replied, “don’t worry, Mrs. Zhang, change your child’s name.”
grandma nodded and said, “OK, OK, please give my grandson a new name!”
“Well,” the blind fortune teller thought for a moment: “Lao Mrs. Zhang, you don’t need me to name this name. You can steal a name for your grandson, and then you will be easy to raise.”
“Yes, I mean, this child is too lonely, too delicate, and his name is not good, so it’s not easy to raise. If you see who has more children, you can steal the names of his children. In the future, you can be sure not to get sick and be easy to feed!”
grandma suddenly realized that she caught a straw: “thank you, Mr. thank you,” grandma put the bamboo blue on the Kang, and took out four hot heads mixed with half corn flour and half white flour: “Sir, now, everyone is very difficult, Mrs. Zhang is poorer, you know, I have no money, so I will give you some Steamed bread, pad your stomach
“What I didn’t say, what I didn’t say,”
the blind fortune teller happily accepted the hot steamed bread: “it’s hard for anyone to live in these days. Mrs. Zhang, the wind is very tight now, and I’m against superstition. I do this business secretly. Don’t talk about it all over the place. You must help me keep it secret, or I’ll have to fight again!”
“Don’t worry, sir. I am Mrs. Zhang. I have the strictest tongue. I never talk nonsense if I don’t use it!”
“Old Mrs. Zhang,”
the blind fortune teller continued to instruct his grandmother and said, “if you want to steal the name of this child, you’d better steal the name of your relative’s child. In that way, you can raise more! In the future, there will be no disease or disaster! ”
“Thank you, thank you.”
my grandmother carried me on her back and went out the door gratefully. Along the way, grandma kept mumbling: “steal a name, whose child’s name is good. Ah, I remember, I’m up. Your aunt’s family has the most children, with five sons. Let’s steal her children’s names. Well, yes, we’ll steal her children’s names. Oh, the eldest one is xiaoweizi, the second is xiaozaizi, the third is xiaoshengzi, the fourth is xiaolizi, the fifth is xiaomingzi! Grandson, which of these five names should be stolen Well, the first three are too big, only the fourth, who is not much younger than my grandson. Yes, just steal the name of the fourth, grandson. In the future, you can call xiaolizi! ”
So, under the guidance of the blind fortune teller, my grandmother who was ill and went to the doctor at random absurdly stole the milk name of my fourth cousin. In this way, I changed the word “milk” in a muddle headed way, and the disease was miraculously and miraculously healed!