Childhood + quiet Liaohe - Chapter 157:
On the eve of grandma’s eightieth birthday, my father flew back to his hometown where he had been separated for many years. As soon as he saw his father’s brother, the old aunt, like a helpless little girl, threw herself into her father’s broad chest and cried bitterly: “elder brother, eh Yi Yi Yi –”
“Laoju Zi, alas”
dad touched him kindly With her beautiful hair, she exclaimed like a father: “well, it’s all me, who can do harm to my old sister. Oh, what can I do? There are almost few old chrysanthemums. You should find someone else!”
the old lady raised her face full of tears and shook her head firmly: “no, brother, I don’t follow anyone except xiaolizi
dad grinned bitterly: “this, old lady, you and xiaolizi, that’s impossible!”
grandma completely changed her attitude: “can’t say that, big boy, why not?
Now that it’s like this, let’s help them. Big boy, “grandma takes dad’s arm:
Xiao Lizi is not a fool. Don’t always look at people from the old perspective. Xiaolizi has set such a large piece of land for our Zhangjia. We have accumulated a lot of virtue in our previous lives!
“Mom,” Dad turns to Grandma:
This is nonsense!
“Why can’t it be done?”
the second uncle, who was clamoring to throw my aunt and me into the Liaohe River to feed the fish, has also changed. On his dark and shriveled face, he has a pair of extremely mismatched myopia glasses, and his palm, which is scorched and yellow by inferior tobacco, holds a heavy divinatory book, and looks through it like: “well, brother, I have already checked it It’s the birthday of their aunts and nephews. Oh, they’re very close. It’s said in the divination book that this may be the fate of the elder generation! ”
The second uncle, who lost his official job because he was a soldier, did not have the good luck of the third uncle. More importantly, he did not have the unprecedented great energy of the third uncle. So far, he did not resume his work. In order to support his family, he had to study geomantic omen and physiognomy.
Looking at the second uncle’s serious attitude, I laughed in my heart: ha ha, my aunt and nephew are in love with each other, and they can find a proper place in the divinatory book. Chinese culture is so broad and generous!
“This is nonsense,” Mummy murmured unhappily from the side. Her mother, who was very snobbish, hoped to sell the land as soon as possible, carry a huge sum of money, and take her precious son to leave her hometown, grandmother and aunt.
Then, let his baby son and the red aristocrat Fan Jing, marry for a hundred years!
In order to sell the land, they had already got the attractive money. Their mother and grandmother quarreled with each other repeatedly. They did not compromise each other and regarded them as enemies.
However, grandma’s power is so huge, and there are many supporters. My mother’s power is simple and lonely, and my attitude is extremely ambiguous. Looking around, I will stand on my mother’s side, and let my grandmother gather her cage in the past.
Therefore, the mother who fought alone has never achieved the strategic goal.
every time I quarrel, my mother is scolded by my grandmother, and she runs away in a mess. However, she will never be reconciled to failure. She curses in her back: “hum, this old thing, my son’s land, do you have any right not to sell it? How can you keep my son’s things in your hand? Hum, you can live a few days. When you die, I still have to sell it! ”
“Come on, come on.”
dad pushed aside the divination book in the second uncle’s hand: “the old Juzi and xiaolizi’s affairs will be studied slowly in the future. Now, we have to check the 80th birthday of our mother. What should we do?”
when grandma heard this, she waved her hand coldly: “what should I do? I look at the people who are going to die.”
grandma is always wise. She knows that she has been in her seventies, and there is not much time left: “what are you going to do for a big birthday or a small birthday, big boy.”
suddenly, grandma grabbed his father’s hand and begged him to say: “Big boy, if you really have this filial piety, when your mother dies, you must send your mother well.”
before saying this, my grandmother has uncontrollably poured out several drops of infinite sentimental tears. Looking at her bitter and old face, my heart is very sour.
Whenever my grandmother quarreled with my mother, I would never dare to insist on selling the land any more when I saw the expression of grandma. Instead, I fell to the side of grandma without principle and condition.
For this reason, my mother was very upset.
after that, my mother scolded me breathlessly and said, “why don’t you listen to your mother’s words? How did your mother tell you? Did you forget? Son, are you willing to stay in this small place?
You don’t want the residence and work in Shenzhen. You don’t want the house in Shenzhen. You don’t want Fan Jing. What a nice girl she is. She’s young and beautiful. She has skin and body!
Zaza, there is no need to say, one in a hundred, one in a thousand.
In addition, Fan Jing wants money and money, houses, status, culture and expertise! And what’s the future for you and auntie? ”
dad pressed and rubbed the back of grandma’s dry hand tightly, and without hesitation, he replied, “Mom, don’t worry, your son will hold the largest funeral for his mother in accordance with the most solemn ceremony in our hometown after 100 years.”
when she heard her father’s words, grandma immediately turned to her joy, wiped her sour tears, and said excitedly, “eldest son, send your mother, you don’t need you sons to spend a cent, and your mother has money! Besides, my mother had been ready for a long time, “he said.” grandma pulled out a beautiful small suitcase from the bottom of the Kang cabinet. She opened the lid of the suitcase with a slap, and the suitcase was full of birthday clothes and other things that Grandma had prepared for her own affairs.
My grandmother, who has worked hard and thrifty all her life, can hold a bead of sweat and a grain of rice that she won’t throw away at will, has made me spend a lot of money on her funeral in a hundred years’ time. Moreover, it’s not a general expense: any article, choose the best and most expensive one!
Grandma’s idea is very simple, but also very persistent: people live in the world, is to suffer, everything in the world, especially the floating clouds, never fixed.
But death is eternal.
Therefore, people live, everything can be sloppy, hungry not dead, frozen, can!
But for the eternal death, it can not be perfunctory.
You see, grandma happily rummaged through the expensive birthday clothes and other items, like showing off her family treasures to her father: “Oh, big boy, everything that mom should use is ready, oh, yes.”
grandma suddenly remembered something, frowned and scratched the root of her ear: “Oh, I almost forgot that I still lack two copper coins!”
“Ha ha, grandma,”
looking at her childlike appearance, I interrupted with a smile: “grandma, don’t worry. In a few days, I’ll go to the antique shop and buy you lots of ancient coins! Grandma must be enough, ha ha, “go”
“go,” grandma scolded: “Why buy so many, grandma only need two, grandson, that thing bought too much, no use at all, waste money, oh,”
grandma suddenly raised her head: “big son, mother is missing a coffin now!”
dad patted his chest and promised, “Mom, don’t worry, I’ll buy you the best coffin!”
“Big boy, mother wants fruit pine!”
“All right, let’s buy the pine!”
“Big boy, you must not burn your mother. Mother will bury her with your father.”
When it comes to grandfather, grandma sighed: “well, your father didn’t enjoy a day’s happiness in his whole life. When he died, he couldn’t even afford a decent coffin. Now, you all have money, and I have money, lol.”
The grandmother pointed to the window and said, “this yard, people will offer you two million yuan. If your father knows about it underground, he must be very happy. Big boy, your father has not been blessed alive. In a few years, when I die, you can take advantage of this opportunity to replace your father with a new coffin, which is worthy of him. After all, your father left you such a big yard. Alas, “Li”
suddenly my aunt pushed me into the inner room: “Li, tomorrow is Grandma’s 80th birthday. My brother and his younger brothers are discussing how to do this birthday. What should we do to celebrate grandma’s birthday
the old lady stares at me eagerly. She talks with the housewife and her husband about how to deal with such and such matters. In fact, she has already made up her mind. The reason why she still wants to discuss with me is completely out of a kind of “I am a woman, everything should be discussed with the head of the family!”
This kind of self satisfaction psychology, therefore, I asked: “Auntie, I don’t know anything. Just tell me what you think!”
when I heard my words of devolution of power, my aunt was very happy and said, “nephew, let’s go to the county tomorrow morning and invite a troupe for grandma. What do you think?”
“Big birthday, big play, OK, I agree!”
The old lady’s action has indeed caused a huge sensation in her hometown town. Hearing the familiar and unique melody of Errenzhuan, people poured into the yard of grandma’s birthday celebration from all directions: “ah, ha, come and see, Lao Zhang’s family is singing a big play!”
“Let’s go and see the Errenzhuan in Laozhang.”
“Lao Zhang’s family is really rich. He has invited the county opera troupe to celebrate the old lady’s birthday.”
Looking at the crowd under the stage, the old lady’s face was filled with infinite happiness, a vanity and great satisfaction.
a man and a woman, two very tacit partners, jumped onto the wooden platform and immediately began to show off without any consideration. The male character pointed to the female corner’s face, which was covered with powder: “Oh, these are all women who are half old. How can they still look like a beautiful woman, scraping so thick white!”
the female corner showed anger: “old man, am I really that old?”
“How old, even older than my mother!”
“Well, I’m older than your mother. You, boy, do you dare to call me mother?”
“Ma –” @ @
the male character starts to cry in a coquettish voice, which leads to a low-level cheering voice: “ha, OK.” @ @
the male character forces the female character with a face of lewdness: “Ma – I want to eat
suddenly, there was a lot of noise under the stage, and I frowned bitterly: “what are these things? They are too low-level and too obscene!”
“Hello — hello — hello –”
when I heard my murmur, the old lady hurried to the male and female roles, and politely stopped: “Hello, I said that today is my mother’s eightieth birthday, which is a very serious matter. You should be restrained and don’t make it too pink!”
the male and female characters obediently agreed: “we know, don’t worry, we will grasp it well!”
the emcee came to the stage and coaxed the male and female actors from the stage: “well, you can have a rest first. After you have paid homage to the old prince, you can continue to act, and then you can study the eating and sucking thing well.”
“Ha ha ha ha”
the audience burst into laughter: “ha ha ha, it’s really pink!”
“Oh, Mrs. Zhang is eighty years old. The birthday call begins!”
Under the arrangement of the master of ceremonies, first, father and mother climbed onto the wooden platform and respectfully walked to grandma’s seat. Then, they both knelt down and kowtowed to grandma in the happy birthday song. Next, the second uncle and the second aunt, the third uncle and the third aunt, and then the old uncle, the old aunt, the aunt, the second aunt, the second uncle, the second uncle, the second uncle, the second aunt, the second aunt, the third aunt, the third uncle, the third aunt, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle, the third uncle
“Oh, the old lady of Lao Tai Jun, Ju Zi, give my mother a birthday call!”
the well-dressed and fashionable old lady walked to her grandmother’s seat and said, “Ma, old daughter, I’ll give you a birthday!”
With that, she knelt down in front of her grandmother’s feet with a soft knee and a thump. She began to kowtow to her grandmother.
Standing under the stage waiting for my grandmother’s birthday call, I especially noticed that my father and other uncles and aunts were both husband and wife, and they were both husband and wife. The only one was the old woman, who knelt at her feet in embarrassment and murmured the words of birthday greetings.
Looking at the lonely, light and thin old lady, the old lady’s face suddenly twitched. Then, her dim old eyes poured out a drop of sad acid tears. Through the music, I even heard grandma’s helpless sigh: “ah -”
when it’s the grandson’s turn to pay her grandmother’s birthday The scene was even more embarrassing for my grandmother. I, grandma’s eldest grandson, and Xiaoshi, the funny crystallization of my love with my aunt, was arranged absurdly by the master of ceremonies who didn’t know the reason for it. I took turns to pay her grandmother’s birthday. I called my grandmother aloud, and little stone called grandma sweetly!
I knelt at the feet of my grandmother stupidly, and then I heard grandma’s bitter sigh