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  • My father-in-law always keeps everything in its place.He
    says that he can get whatever he wants even with his eyes
    closed. When I hear this I remember my grandfather,my father's father.
    He always used to tell us,

    When we were small we used to get quite annoyed with him
    because very few children have the habit of keeping things
    back in their place. It was mother's job to pick up things after
    them :))
    It was much later we learnt how useful was ajja's philosophy
    and how it made life so much more easier.
    We tried to keep everything in its place, but all of us could never
    get into that habit. Some of us spent a lot of time searching for
    things which sometimes would be right under our noses and
    then we would remember ajja (grandfather).

    My father's elder brother, is like ajja,everything has its own
    place and nothing can change its place without his noticing it.
    He reminds me of Hercule Poirot. Poirot had an obsession about order.
    There are many people like him.
    Some people keep their house so neat clean, nothing is ever
    out of place,at any moment.
    Sometimes I wonder at the time they spend on doing only that:)

    There are people who have so many knick-knacks in their house,
    I wonder how my grandfather's dictum would be followed here?
    How did they manage with children??
    When my children were small I remember being in jitters while
    in houses with many glass items and glass tables and so on and
    so forth :))
    My cousin used to tell that such houses were not homes but museums.
    For him,home was where he could lie down on the sofa and go to sleep:)

    'A place for everything and everything in its place' ,ajja would
    have had no problem in keeping things in their place because all his
    worldly possessions were kept in a small trunk and one cloth bag :)
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