Posted by: yoko | August 4, 2004

Words From Childhood 2.11

Today’s word: onbu

This is a very old, hazy memory. Onbu is the word for carrying someone on one’s back, like a piggyback ride. I vaguely remember it being used when my sister was a baby.

I kind of remember, too, that when my sister and I were very young, my dad used to pretend he was a train, and carry us piggyback, one by one, to various parts of the living room, pretending to stop at station points. I remember Wilmington and Trenton being a couple of those points.

Carrying someone on one’s back will be the theme of my next post.


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