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HOW I MISS MY OLD TYME JAMAICA

08/10/05

Permalink 02:48:05 pm, by TONI
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HOW I MISS MY OLD TYME JAMAICA

Jamaican’s just celebrated 43 years of an independent Jamaica and while we have achieved much as a nation,
there are so many negatives in our society today that I long for a pre-independent Jamaica when the scariest thing on our land was the “Jonkunnu Man”.
On independence day Saturday the 6th August, one of our local television stations aired clips of festivities of our first Independence celebration, and while watching the joyous expressions on the faces caught on film, I couldn’t help wishing for the days:
- When bottles of fresh milk was delivered daily to your gate.
- When bread was brought to our homes by a horse-drawn buggy.
- For Christmases when neighbors would get together and cook gungo rice and peas and chicken, and the children would take turns “turning” the ice-cream for a delicious treat afterwards.
- When neighbors would watch over each other’s children like they were their own.
- When the elderly were respected and revered by the youth.

I mourn the loss of all these things, however I will continue to live and love my island and seek to enjoy the pleasures that still exist in a land that is still Beautiful in spite of the negatives.

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Reasons why I love my Jamaican Mom

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait till we get home."

2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You going get a ass'n when we get home!"

3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE.
"What di backside yu thinkin'? Answer me when me talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"

4. My Mother taught me CONSEQUENCES.
"If yu run cross de road an' cyar lick yu dung, a goin' kill yu wid lick."

5. My Mother taught me THE VALUE OF EDUCATION.
"If yu no go a school, yu a go tun tief or walk an' pick up bottle."

6. My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If yu tun over yu eye lid an fly pitch pan it, it a go stay so fi evva."

7. My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD.
"Is not one time monkey goin' wan' wife"

8. My Mother taught me ESP.
"Yu tink a don't know what yu up to nuh?"

9. My Mother taught me HUMOR.
"If yu don' eat food, breeze goin' blow yu 'way."

10. My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT.
"Come an' tek yu beatin' like man."

11. My Mother taught me about SEX.
"Yu tink say yu drop from sky?"

12. My Mother taught me about GENETICS.
"Yu jus' like yu faada."

13. My Mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Yu tink mi come from "Back A Wall?"

14. My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE.
"When yu get to be as ol' as me, yu wi understan'."

15. And my all time favorite... JUSTICE.
"One day wen yu have pickney, a hope dem treat yu same way."

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