Childhood + quiet Liaohe - Chapter 30
when the last winter vacation of primary school was coming, I overheard that my father was going to the iron and steel factory near my hometown for a business trip. Looking at my father who was packing his bags, I murmured: “Dad, take me, I want to go back to the dairy house, I want to go back to the dairy house, I miss my grandmother, I miss my aunt!”
before dad could reply, my mother said, “no, no, absolutely not. Son, this winter vacation, you should review your lessons at home for your mother. I’m going to send you to the best practical middle school in the city when school starts next year. You must seize the time to learn your lessons well Check middle school, there are all top students, one by one is more powerful than the other. Don’t disgrace your mother. You can’t shake in the back and beat me a wolf
I grabbed my mom’s arm and begged, “let me go once, just once, never again!”
“Grandma and dad have been to the primary school for a long time since my father and grandmother have been to the primary school for a long time
my father said coldly, “I only go for a few days, and I have to come back in a week. There are other jobs waiting for me in the unit. What are you going with me? You come and go in a hurry. You can’t live for a few days at your grandmother’s house!”
“One day, Dad. Take me with you.”
“I don’t have time to take you home. In a few days, I will go to Heihe on business.”
I held my mouth and my head shook like a wave drum: “no, no, Dad, I’m going to grandma’s house, I’m going to grandma’s, I’m going to grandma’s, I’m missing grandma! I’m going to grandma’s house!… ”
“Damn it, asshole. It’s so big. Why don’t you know why? I don’t beat you hard!”
The angry father waved his big hand at me angrily: “Damn it, I think you can’t stop it if you don’t make some troubles!”
Looking at my father’s paw like a bear’s paw, my whole body trembled. I could not help but think of that unforgettable national day, and I turned my head and ran away.
Although I was very lucky to escape my father’s paw, in that year, China really, as my father said, caused a lot of disasters: Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Mao Zedong died one after another, the unprecedented tragic Tangshan earthquake, Tiananmen incident, the collapse of the gang of four Wait, wait, this disaster, one by one, for a whole year, has not stopped.
However, then again, I didn’t create these disasters, but I can’t count them on me, a hairy child. I don’t have so much energy!
Dad picked up the bag and said, “you study hard at home, listen to mom’s words, and I’ll go!”
Pa – Dad slammed on the door, and mom was still busy in the kitchen, never going out to see Dad off. In fact, mom never gave Dad a ride, not once.
I leaned at the table, fidgeting through the middle school textbooks that my mother borrowed from my colleagues. I flipped and flipped. A whole banknote slipped out of the textbook and floated to the floor. I squatted down to pick up the money and was about to call my mother.
All of a sudden, I thought of a pause, stopped the words about to export, I quietly put the money into my arms: what a wonderful opportunity, I want to use this money, buy train tickets, go to my grandmother’s house, find the old lady who has been thinking about day and night.
“The eldest son,”
my mother in the kitchen called me kindly and said, “go downstairs and get my mother a bottle of soy sauce!”
when I heard my mother’s words, my heart was filled with ecstasy, ah – I was worried about how to find a place to escape and slip out of the house. Hee hee, the chance to escape was easily delivered to my door.
I happily put down the textbook, went into the kitchen and took the empty bottle handed over by my mother. It seems that my mother is in a good mood today and has a mild temper: “hurry up, eldest son, my mother has steamed the dumplings, and I’m waiting for the soy sauce. Hurry up, run forward!”
I saluted my mother in a formal manner and looked at her affectionately: “goodbye, mom!”
With that, I made up my mind to turn around and run downstairs.
Instead of going to the grocer’s, I ran as fast as I could to school.
I want to send the short message that has been hidden for a long time to Mr. Dumu.
In any case, I’ll pour out the words I’ve been choking for years to Mr. Dumu. Otherwise, the dull and depressed mood will be brought to the new life in middle school.
I don’t want to. I’m going to leave primary school easily.
It was getting dark and there was a terrible silence in the school. I left the soy sauce bottle on the window sill of the mail room, and I laughed at the muttering hunchback old man and slipped straight into the dark corridor.
“Blue flower, come on, don’t play, mom feed you!”
As soon as I arrived at the door of Mr. Dumu’s house, I heard his familiar and kind voice. I held the crack of the door and looked into the room. Mr. Dumu was wearing clean pajamas and was feeding blue flowers while eating and playing.
I called to Mr. Dumu affectionately in my heart, but I didn’t open the door. I didn’t have the courage to send a text message to Mr. Dumu face-to-face. I stood quietly at the door of the room and gave a final and careful appreciation to Mr. Dumu. Seeing that it was not early, I quietly squatted down and took advantage of Mr. Dumu to turn around and drag and listen Words of blue flowers, I put the letter, along the crack of the door, gently put in: “good bye, teacher!”
After filling the text message, I bowed deeply at the back of Dumu teacher, and murmured repeatedly in my heart: “goodbye, teacher! Goodbye, teacher! Goodbye, teacher
“Hey, boy, it’s so late. Where are you going?”
I slipped out of school in a hurry. The hunchback old man in the mailroom yelled at me. I was too lazy to pay attention to him: “go home!”
I took the last tram and rushed to the always noisy station. I thought to myself: don’t run into my hateful father and make my escape plan aborted. In order to be safe and secure, I decided not to take the same train with my father.
In this way, I had to sit on the cold bench for several hours in the cold railway station. In order to return home smoothly, my grandmother and my aunt would meet again as soon as possible.
After a night of running, when the gloomy night sky showed a faint, poor, gray fish belly white, I finally arrived at the destination. I dragged my tired body, facing the cold wind, wandering aimlessly on the cold and clear platform. Looking up, the big chimney with dark red smoke and towering into the sky was scattered like a forest Cloth in the vast white fields, dense as cobweb high-voltage wires in the ever smoky yellow and red sky, crisscross, see me confused.
Wu — the train full of ore flashed past me with a bang. Standing on the front of the train, the iron and steel worker with a small red flag in his hand made a funny face at me. I was watching the steel worker leave me slowly. Suddenly, a stream of dark yellow sewage with choking smoke surged from the drainage ditch under the platform. It was a small fire The station, together with me, suddenly disappeared in the wet fog.
when the fog gradually dispersed, there was a tingling whistle. A small commuter train full of steel workers drove into the station lazily. As soon as the door opened, the tide of people rushed to me. In a moment, I was submerged in it. I looked around and around in a daze.
The railway station is located in the center of the iron and steel plant. This train is specially opened for the workers of the iron and steel plant. More than 80% of the passengers are workers working in the steel plant.
If I want to go back to my grandmother’s house, I have to take this commuter train to the destination, where my grandmother’s home is, a small town beside the Liao River.
This commuter train is also the cheapest and most convenient means of transportation for the town residents to trade with the steel workers.
In those years, when grandma was speculating on the egg trade, she took this commuter train.
Every morning, the small train goes to and from the steel plant to the town three times in a row. Therefore, the residents of the small town call them the first, second and third help cars.
I was covered in the quilt, often listening to my grandmother murmuring to herself: “no, it’s late again. It’s over. Now I can’t catch up with the first one, so I have to be the second one.”
I crowded in the crowd and looked at the gray sky, and estimated in my heart: look at the sky at this time, this must be the last bus, that is, the three help cars. I secretly like: OK Well, I caught the last bus in a muddle headed way. After the iron and steel workers separated, I could get on the train and go back to my grandmother’s house. Ah, aunt, are you at home?
“Xiao Li, big nephew!”
In the stream of people, suddenly came a clear and pleasant call. Wow – isn’t this the familiar and unique voice of the old aunt?
I turned my head excitedly, ah – auntie, auntie, Auntie I thought about day and night, fairy appeared on the platform filled with mist and a sea of people, a pair of watery, tender eyes, eagerly looking at me, carrying a small bamboo blue arm, desperately extended, excited to me.
I haven’t seen this difference for several years. Like me, my aunt has also been promoted a lot. However, no matter how high she is, she is not as tall as I am.
To my surprise, my aunt’s thin figure was incredibly plump. To my surprise, her chest was strengthened like magic, forming two hills full of mystery.
The old lady’s right arm is still habitually carrying the little bamboo blue which I am particularly familiar with. It is still covered with a clean small white cloth as it was several years ago.
The only thing that hasn’t changed is that the old lady’s chin has grown up like that, becoming a very regretful defect in the beauty.
However, I stubbornly believe that: aunt’s chin, because it is different, it is particularly lovely!
beside my aunt, there are four or five girls and daughters-in-law who are also carrying bags and carrying blue bags. I have known them for a long time. They chirped at me and said, “this is not xiaolizi. What bus did you take?”
“Xiaolizi, did you come back by yourself?”
“Xiaolizi, you are brave enough to come here by yourself in such a long way?”
Looking at the affectionate old lady in front of me, like the blooming flowers, where do I have the mood to take care of these? I never know the context. I can’t understand the generation of the seven aunts and eight aunts. My eyes are staring at the old lady. For a moment, I jump three feet high with excitement, and the tiredness and sleepiness of the whole body disappear in an instant. I exclaim, lightning I rushed to my aunt.
The old lady hugged me with a bamboo basket, and I also wrapped around her neck. We hugged each other tightly and hugged each other. In front of a group of gossipy girls and daughters-in-law in full view of the public, we freely and generously kiss each other