A Letter from a Mallu Nurse in Gulf
A family at Changanachery (Kerala) was puzzled when the coffin of their dead
mother arrived from Dubai. It was sent by one of the daughters. The dead body
was so tightly squeezed into the coffin, with no space left in it! When they
opened the lid they found a letter on top which read as follows:
Dear brothers and sisters,
I am sending our mother's body to you, since it was her wish that she should be
buried in the parelpally cemetry. Sorry, I could not come along because nurses
salary is going to increase from next month so I doubt whether I will get in
case I am not here. You will find inside the coffin, under Amma's body, 12 cans
of cheese, 10 packets of chocolates and 4 packets of Badam. Please divide these
among all of you. On the sides of her head there is a tin of Nido and Tang. On
Amma's feet you will find a new pair of Reebok shoe (size 10) for Biju.
Also, there are 2 pairs of shoes for Lijju's and Ammani's sons. Hope the sizes
are correct. Amma is wearing 6 American T-Shirts. The large ssize is for Sujoy
and the others are for Tomy and Suresh. Amma is also wearing 6 Wonder Bras and
12 Victoria's Secret panties. Just distribute them among yourselves. The 2 new
Jeans Amma wearing are for the boys. The Swiss watch that Minju wanted is on
Amma's left wrist. Tangamma Aunty, Amma is wearing the necklace, earrings and
ring that you had asked for, Please take them. The 6 white cotton socks that
Amma is wearing must be divided among Johnny and Nikhil. In Amma's pockets there are about
25 envelopes that are to be posted immediately. Some are drafts from the
exchange company. Those marked "By Hand" are to be hand delivered (these are
letters from my friends in the hostel, "pisukkikal thanne, enthu cheyyam").
There is also Rosamma's wedding album I brought here to show (off) my friends in
Riggae hostel on my last visit. Also, you will find some syringes and two boxes
of panadol and some other medicines which I don't know what for. But still I am
sending them. Give it to the neighbours of Shantamma, OK? Johnny chettanu joli
onnum ayilla, Prarthikkanam ketto.
Ellavareyum orthu kondu shesham nerittu kanumbol.
(From an unknown source)