One of our 6th graders, Ila, took Tofu San Jr. to California a few weekends ago. He even got to go to an Indian wedding. Ooh! Read on to hear about Tofu San’s California dreamin’.
* * * * * * *
We arrived late at night. The next morning we went out on the balcony and looked around.
In L.A., there were palm trees that looked magnificent.
The wedding had many different events. Some had started a week ago. Most of the events I went to were at my aunt and uncle’s house. They have 2 houses and the one we went to was the larger one. It had 2 courtyards!
My uncle is a car collector. On one of the days, one of his garage doors were open and I saw a lot of old cars and new cars. When I was processing, I wasn’t allowed up on the platform with the gods with shoes on. I was in the front. My uncle got up out of his seat and was trying to take my shoe off thinking I would go near the fire and gods. This photo on the right is my aunt and uncle. I had to search them because I didn’t get to get a picture of them.
At the wedding, my cousins and I each carried a rose and processed in front of the bride. This is a photo of a rose in my aunt and uncle’s garden, where some of the events were, and it looks a lot like the one I carried.
The wedding was a lot like a movie. Everything was very grand, and there were chandeliers with roses hanging on them. This is my Aunt Nandani, my Uncle Deepak, and their daughter, the Bride Deepika. The other 2 on the right are there friends.
I was in a bedroom because technically I wasn’t allowed to be at the party but there was a bedroom I could stay in. I really enjoyed the parts of the wedding that I did go to!
~ Ila B.