Raising Babies in the 70s - Chapter 158
Qin Rou packed her things in the room. After living for so many years, the originally empty room was already full of things. Qin Rou put the albums on the table and lined up, countless photos one by one Arranged by year.
In the beginning, it was just a photo of the husband and wife. Later, two little Doudings, Lu Yan’s parents… There were two more little girls, and then Little Douding grew into a tall and handsome boy, little girls Green onions are like water.
Her eyes flowed through all the photos, and the smile on the corner of her mouth deepened.
There were two pocket watches at the corner of the table, Qin Rou opened the two pocket watches, and the black and white photos appeared in her sight.
Qin Rou burst out laughing.
The young men and women in military uniforms in the photo are still fierce and high-spirited as if they can go to the battlefield at any time.
Qin Rou gently closed the pocket watches and carefully stored them in a wooden box. She picked up the rag on the side and wiped an enamel jar that had accumulated a little dust. There was a hole in the bottom of the enamel jar, which could not be used for a long time, so she was not willing to throw it away.
Standing beside her, Lu Yan picked up a flawless white pearl.
Qin Rou stared at the pearl in his hand, which happened to be the pearl she gave to Lu Yan in 1981, and now, seven years have passed.
She said with regret: “Pearls are like people, people will grow old with the passage of time, and the pearls that are shiny and white will begin to yellow and darken, losing their luster before. .”
In the silence, Lu Yan said, “That’s beautiful too.”
“Yeah, who said that turning yellow is not good-looking?” Qin Rou raised her head and smiled, Lu Yan smiled too, Qin Rou leaned over and hugged his neck, she looked up at him s face.
But these fine lines are also very beautiful in her eyes.
She asked him, “Do you think I’m getting old?”
When Qin Rou looks in the mirror every day, she also feels that her face looks older than yesterday.
Lu Yan shook his head, bowed his head and kissed her forehead, thinking that you are still the little fox that I deeply like.
In order to send Lu Weize to Bencheng to study, the whole family was mobilized. A family of six took a boat out of the island, set off from Yecheng port, and got off the ship all the way to Guangcheng. After a brief rest, they boarded a train.
A northbound train.
This is also a very old sleeper carriage, with paint peeling off in many places. There are not many people going north today, and the sleeper tickets have not been sold out. The conductor ran to other carriages and asked if there were any There is no need for a sleeper ticket.
Qin Rou and his family of six, just contracted the six sleeping berths opposite the upper, middle and lower.
Lu Siyao and Lu Sining occupy the top two, although it is an extremely small space, it makes the sisters have a great sense of interest, like two cats, nesting at the highest point overlooking people below.
No one was lying down in the two middle bunks for the time being, Lu Weizhou and Lu Weize brothers sat in one of the lower bunks, and Qin Rou and his wife sat in the other.
It was the first time that he was going to be so far away from home. Thinking of this long journey, Lu Weize panicked.
“Brother, what was it like to sit on the train when you were in college last year?”
“What do you feel now, I am what I feel.”
Lu Sining, who was lying on top of the couple, suddenly asked, “Mom, it’s so far away, why don’t we try to get there by plane?”
The plane can fly over at once.
Lu Weizhou looked out the window and said softly, “This train is very old.”
Qin Rou smiled: “Eighteen years ago, your father and I also took this carriage all the way from Bencheng to the island.”
She looked out the window, just as she was about to leave the city, she saw many high-rise buildings, thinking that after so many years, the scenery along the road had changed.
The past comes to mind.
I couldn’t tell what she was feeling, so Qin Rou picked up the camera she just bought in Guangcheng and took the picture at this time.
Lu Weizhou: “Wei Ze will also take this carriage to the south with the object.”
Lu Weize: “Where is my sister-in-law?”
Lu Siyao: “I have two sisters-in-law.”
Lu Sining: “I have two sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law.”
The children’s clamor was accompanied by the clanging of the train, and the whistling wind was blowing from the window. At this time, the sun was warm and sprinkled on the vibrant fields.
The family came to Bencheng and walked into the school where Lu Weize is about to spend four years. The retired old man sitting at the gate of the school even recognized Lu Yan and said hello to him.
Knowing that he was here to send his children to study, he couldn’t help sighing that he had a successor.
“Two sons?” This pair of identical twin brothers is amazing.
“The two daughters are yours too?”
Lu Yan nodded.
The old man smiled and looked at Qin Rou: “This is the little pepper you married back then.”
Lu Yan smiled: “It’s not very spicy.”
Qin Rou: “…” Your bad-tempered thorn is not very thorny.
“Fast forward to the school to see, our school has changed a lot…”
The children went to report and hang out. Qin Rou and his wife walked to the publicity column. Qin Rou found a yellowed publicity photo, and the leading boy in white uniform raised the red flag and flew.
Qin Rou couldn’t help but pick up the camera and pat.
Lu Yan raised his eyebrows: “What’s so good about this?”
“I’m happy, I’m happy.”
“Then you shoot.”
Lu Yan took Qin Rou to the dormitory building where she slept with Lao Wang, and when she stood outside the window and looked in, she saw two empty beds, Lu Yan smiled: ” You should call Lao Wang together.”
The day he learned that he had filed a marriage application report, the expression on Lao Wang’s face… Even after so many years, it still made him memorable.
Lu Yan wrapped his arms around his daughter-in-law’s waist and said, “I have to bring Lao Wang next time.”
“Not far away is the cadre rest house. Some old people we know are there. Let’s take you to recognize people first, and then we will visit with Lao Wang.”
Qin Rou smiled and nodded, thinking that you are still thinking about Lao Wang, did Lao Wang owe you a lot of dog food…
After leaving the school, the two found their way to the former art troupe compound. At this time, the original art troupe establishment has been cancelled, and now it belongs to the theatre troupe.
When the two of them entered, they said a few words to the doorman, and there were several young men and women in the rehearsal.
When she came to the bottom of the dormitory, Qin Rou looked at the man beside her and remembered the scene when he brought her back with a suitcase.
That was the second time they met and they got married.
Exiting from the old art troupe compound, the two of them took a bus to the old cinema in Ben Thanh. At this time, the old cinema had been refurbished, and there were many more shops at the entrance, repeating with the past one or two movies The replay is different. Nowadays, there are many promotional posters pasted at the entrance of the cinema.
There are domestic movies as well as foreign movies, young men and women are hesitating about which movie they should watch on a date today.
Lu Yan bought a pack of melon seeds. There are a lot of melon seeds and peanuts selling at the entrance of the cinema. The sweet melon seeds that Lu Yan bought have a strong fragrance. After buying a movie ticket, Qin Rou stood with him at the entrance Eat melon seeds, click, click.
When the movie started, they entered with the flow of people. The lights in the projection room were not turned on, only the lights and shadows flickered on the big screen. Lu Yan led Qin Rou to the middle row. connected together.
It was dark and the movie started.
“Did you bring a tissue?”
Qin Rou smiled, she turned her head to look at the profile of the man beside her, the straight and towering nasal bone was the same as before, the strong sword eyebrows, and the neat chin line, giving people a stable and reliable a feeling of.
Stay by his side, as if nothing is afraid.
Qin Rou intertwined his fingers with him, and the big screen in front of her was playing brilliant pictures, but all kinds of pictures flashed in front of her like turning a book.
Between the world of life, there is a gap like a white horse. Eighteen years have passed, and they have returned to the beginning.
After 18 years of ups and downs, they have witnessed the vicissitudes of life for 18 years. They have crossed the turbulent sea, seen the towering coconut groves, held hands and walked through the shallow Beach…
The countless traces of time are like shells scattered on the beach.
—Fortunately, at this moment, you are still by my side.
Qin Rou smiled softly, turned her head and leaned on his shoulder affectionately, they will have many, many days to walk together in the future.
End of the text.