The journey from day 1 till now was good. When I got married we were living in Chawl system. My husband had many responsibilities so at that time could not buy a house. We were in joint family. My mil, brother in law, my husband's two nephews were staying with us. I was also a working lady. My husband's family is a big family and all are very co-operative and all are expert in cooking. For any function they never used to keep a cook used to manage themselves. Now my brother in law is a caterer. I got married in 1973 and my mil expired in 1974. For three years I did not have a child and was very desperate. With God's grace in 1976 my elder daughter was born. My brother in law, sis in law and nephews only helped in my delivery. Then later when my brother in law got married he shifted. In 1978 we shifted to a flat. My nephews also got job in different places. In 1978 my son was born and in 1979 daughter was born. Between them there is only 1 year 9 months difference. Since I was a working woman it was difficult working and bringing up the children. When they were young we did not have a phone at home. Used to contact the neighbour’s to know about the children. My husband used to go to office at 7 a.m and return home by 4.30. I used to go at 7.30 and come home after 6 p.m. My husband used to bring the children to the station to see me. Then we used to come home together. I was working as Steno in accounts section so month ends there used to be more work and i used to get late. Since my husband's family was big there used to be some function or other and i being the eldest daughter in law had to take leave for that. My husband is very co operative and so I could manage going to work and looking after the children. When my elder daughter came to X Std on the opening day of the school i had hip bone fracture and was hospitalised for two months. My husband only took care. I was in bed for two months. For one month he took leave and later my sis in law came to look after me. She also took good care of me. Since i was in bed for 2 months there was no blood circulation. The doctor was not doing anything to make me walk. Then we consulted another doctor and he said the operation is not done properly and he had to operate again as the needle which was put was put was projecting. So had another operation and with physiotherapy I was able to walk. It was difficult to undergo physiotherapy. But after some years again I had problem and consulted a big doctor and i was operated again and hip joint was put inside . I used to go to work with the stick in hand. Previously i used to go by train then after the fracture i started going by contract bus. We had three buses and we used to have many activities like housie and all. And once the organiser kept a competition between the three buses and we celebrated all the functions in the bus only for a year and had games etc and the best bus was chosen as the winner. I used to invite the bus people for navratri and give them snacks…........to be continued. Hope you have enjoyed the story so far, if you would like me to continue do let me know.