Saturday, November 07, 1998 – 11:24 AM
Jamaica is…Christmas breeze in December
simone – NASHS21HOTMAIL.COM
Sunday, November 08, 1998 – 4:50 PM
JAMAICA IS THE ONLY PLACE WHERE YOU CAN NEVA RUN OUTA FOOD EVEN IF A JUST FLOUR AND WATER. YOU HAVE DUMPLING AND HARD DOUGH BREAD AND MILK. YOU HAVE A SANDWICH. FRUITS GROW ALL OVA AND ANY ONE CAN MAKE A LIVING IF YOU CAN COOK. JAMAICA MEANS TO ME ALWAYS HAVING SOME PLACE TO COME EVEN IF A DEPORTED MI GET.
J. O. Allen – Jallen-#newenglandconservatory.edu
Wednesday, November 18, 1998 – 3:56 PM
Where you find love and romance.
jamsteph – jamsteph-#yahoo.com
Monday, November 23, 1998 – 4:51 PM
Jamaica is a party every night, no matter where you live and if you build your house underground, wait for the stone love sound to shake it down to the devil’s home or up to the house of jah.
Stacey Brown – bas7-#hotmail.com
Tuesday, November 24, 1998 – 12:13 PM
Sugar and water, with some ice on a very hot and sunny day.
Tuesday, November 24, 1998 – 8:04 PM
Jamaica is where the cars drive fast and if u crash ina anybody them a go tell u bout u ****!
chrystophr Angus – latrin_99-#hotmail.com
Sunday, November 29, 1998 – 1:30 PM
The way you get licks even if you did absolutely nottin just for being a bystander.
Blenky – blenkiro-#island.net
Friday, December 11, 1998 – 4:08 AM
Jamaica is where you wear khakis to school and epaulettes on the shoulders to tell what school you are from. Jamaica is where you learned your first cricket skills with a palm branch bat and a bauxite covered tennis ball. Jamaica is where you had hot patties for school lunch ( until they cut the school lunch program). Jamaica is where you made the best catapults from guava tree wood and cycle tube. Jamaica is where you remembered to slip a prep book down the back of your trousers before you had to see the headmaster for a caning. Jamaica is the smell of charcoal fire along the roadside in the evenings. Jamaica is looking out the bus window and seeing Joe Hut, Harry Watch, Axe And Adze, Ramgoat Cave, Skull Point, Rest Store, Devil’s Race Course, Prickle Pole or maybe even Me No Se You No Come. Jamaica is waiting for the Lada cab under a tamarind tree and carrying home your bread in a lada bag.
Thursday, December 17, 1998 – 2:40 PM
A jar of seam in a jar full of butter.
Monday, December 21, 1998 – 5:48 PM
Where you will find three persons giving driving signals from a minibus, the true driver, the conductor and the sideman. “Gimme mi a bly my yout.”
Patricia Elaine Spence Hendricks and Markanthony King
Tuesday, December 22, 1998 – 11:14 AM
Duppie story an anancy story. Remember when anancy always inna trouble wid braTokoma an sista John Crow an school time lunch was bulla an pear bak an front “snowball and icecream” an patti an coco bread an Sunday dinna is when yuh get yuh fresh fresh beef an yuh rice an peas dat is when yu Sunday sweet an don’t forget di carrot juice an favorite Rannie an Miss Lou anancy story tella an comedian. Hail up Miss Lou.
terrence – oohmesohenry-#hotmail.com
Friday, December 25, 1998 – 8:14 PM
Climbing the mango tree, eating till you belly full then
swearing “you’ll never eat again as long as you live”
accompanied by various belly workin’s only to go again
the next day!
terrence – oohmesohenry-#hotmail.com
Friday, December 25, 1998 – 8:39 PM
When you use somebodies old car tire running down the street
with a stick to guide it downhill. hHaving a hearty game of dominoes
after eating fried fish peas and rice, your choice of either
goat, pig, cow or chicken curried, stewed or what ever, finally
washing it all down with either red stripe,dragon stout, guiness
with condensed milk or my favorite D&G!. “Jamaica is also waiting
to see what oliver and maffie will do next and finally Jamaica
is drinking sorrell, eating black cake and pudding every
Tuesday, December 29, 1998 – 3:17 PM
Jamaica is a place to forget your problems and enjoy the jerk chicken with the sexy dark chocolate Jamaican man.
hyacinth – hyacinth71-#hotmail.com
Monday, January 04, 1999 – 4:25 PM
No matter how much yu se yu a canadian, Jamaica is we yu belang. An no matta we yu gu afi member se yu cuntri naw refuse yu.
Colleen Henry – oohmesohenry-#hotmail.com
Saturday, January 16, 1999 – 12:52 AM
Jamaica is eating bammy and ackee and saltfish when you visit your grandmother and get the good breakfast with hot homemade chocolate and eating bun and cheese that they make demself. Nothing is better than that! Also, nothing is more scary than driving down a narrow country road wid yuh cousin going 80 mph with yuh heart inna yuh mout’ and pray that yuh reach dung safely. NUFF RESPEC’ A GWAAN!!
La Tanya – teeps_25-#hotmail.com
Saturday, January 16, 1999 – 7:57 PM
Jamaica is the overpowering, yet somewhat delightful smell of burning trash in the front yard.
Colleen Henry – oohmesohenry-#hotmail.com
Saturday, January 23, 1999 – 2:12 AM
Jamaica is listening to radio programs such as “Life in Hopeful Village”, “Dulcimina” and “A Time to Remember.” In “Hopeful Village” there was a young man named Baldwin and things that happened to him and in “Dulcimina”, she was tormented by “Presserfoot.” How did she escape that man? Also, in “A Time to Remember,” there was a character named “Joshie Barnett” who was living at the Barnett home. Was he a slave or a member of the family? Please let me know what happened to him. Were they on JBC or RJR? and hey!..who remembers “Teenage Dance Party?” E-mail me at oohmesohenry-#hotmail.com
Lisa Williams – Lisa_T_Williams-#hotmail.com
Saturday, January 23, 1999 – 7:07 PM
JAMAICA IS EATING BUN AND CHEESE FOR EASTER AND DANCING AT A “SET UP”(WAKE)
Foxy – Leonie-#prodigy.net
Tuesday, January 26, 1999 – 4:25 PM
Jamaica is where “just down the road” means 2-5 miles away.
Carole J. – Cushniec-#aol.com
Monday, February 01, 1999 – 8:55 AM
Jamaica is Ackee, Saltfish and boiled dumplings, Callaloo and fried dumplings, corned pork and nega man food… Irie
Al Drysdale – shastry230-#aol.com
Monday, February 08, 1999 – 11:13 AM
Jamaica is the place where you can sit down at the river side and just make some food, by just going to shop and get some flour and makrel. You know you just catch some “Janca”(shrimp). Jamaica is “YARD” land of the yardies.
Peter Miller – peterhhm-#aol.com
Tuesday, February 23, 1999 – 4:56 PM
Johnkuno at cross roads and on the streets.
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 – 10:20 AM
Where the “ductor” on di bus yell ” oonu small up oonu self an go down ina di passage…nuf room dung a back”
Wednesday, February 24, 1999 – 10:30 AM
When di conductor tell di passenger “small up yu self people
an go down ina di passage.”
“gooch” – designtech-#cwix.com
Thursday, February 25, 1999 – 11:23 AM
“jamaica is” hiding from extra lessons after school to go eat
cane and play football only to get a “strapping” in your palms from “mr. richardson” the only male teacher at school. then get another “whipping” from your parents when they are told what you did. only to do it again.
“ja, is” hiding from school 1/2 a day on friday to go swim in
the rio minho.
then monday morning you and all your friends get a whipping in the principal’s office, then all the girls laugh at you.
ja is wearing white socks at glenmuir (to show-off) only
to start trembling when dr. “s” pulls all the boys upfront to check socks. you try to put your brown socks back on, but you only have enough time to put one “foot” on, when your time comes to pull your pants leg up, you forget which foot the brown sock is on.
Friday, February 26, 1999 – 3:42 PM
Sleeping policemen rule!
Trika – Trika00117-#aol.com
Sunday, February 28, 1999 – 2:01 PM
Jamaica is wheel and wire!
Trika – Trika00117-#aol.com
Sunday, February 28, 1999 – 2:06 PM
Jamaica is waking up every Saturday morning to the sounds of a higgler shouting, “Buy fresh ackee”, “Fresh Fish” or “Callaloo, callaloo, callaloo”.
If you live abroad and go home to visit and hear that, it takes you waaay back.
Monday, March 01, 1999 – 9:47 AM
Jamaica is the best place to live, there is no place like home. No timesheet to punch in & out.
Trika – Trika00117-#aol.com
Monday, March 01, 1999 – 5:28 PM
Jamaica is dropping all the h’s from your words that begin with an h and adding h’s to all words that begin with vowel.
Annmarie – accounting-#now.org.
Wednesday, March 03, 1999 – 10:57 AM
Jamaica is: when light gone, means lots of duppy stories.
D – Lewis_43-#hotmail.com
Saturday, March 06, 1999 – 3:41 PM
(Gal wah mek ya ears so hard how much time mi tell ya fi
stop act like a tomboy picknie)
Yours truly the original Jamaican gal D.
Jamaica is my world without being a Jamaican I would have
been lost when I first got here, but being Jamaican made me
different from everyone else, which I love because I could
teach other people about my heritage and me. I miss my
homeland because there I was surounded by my family and
sometimes I would tell them I hate them when they wold mess with my stuff but I do
miss them and most of all I miss my boyfiend. Jamaica is
basically me. I knew what Jamaica meant to me when I was
there but now Jamaica means a lot more and being Jamaican has
more impact on my life.
Saturday, March 06, 1999 – 11:11 PM
where the blazin dancehall never stops
Brenda Williams – bnw01-#mediaone.net
Sunday, March 07, 1999 – 6:49 PM
Jamaica is where an umbrella is used as shelter from the sun. Jamaica is where the word “salad” refers to only the tomato in a salad. Jamaica is where corned beef is “bully beef”.
Wednesday, March 17, 1999 – 5:12 PM
is Yard! wey mi nable string cut…nuff niceness…an ting
Deon – dmignott-#jpsco.com
Friday, March 19, 1999 – 8:09 AM
the cooking of fried dumplin, ackee and saltfish and fried plaintain on a Sunday morning.
Friday, March 19, 1999 – 9:14 AM
a place where the game salad-a-kick is worst than professional wrestling.
Friday, March 19, 1999 – 9:23 AM
where “rub-a-dub” an “rent-a-tile” is the dance move of every session.
Friday, March 19, 1999 – 11:33 AM
a place where “wash” does not involve doing the dishes, laundry or your car, but is a mixture of sugar and water. Jamaica is a place where if you fall and hurt your back or head, sweet sweet sugar and water is perfect medicine. Sometimes the person in pain will call out for a bun or a peice of bread to go with the medication.
stephany brown – harleygirl_21-#yahoo.com
Sunday, March 21, 1999 – 8:08 PM
the beautiful and exciting place where I will first get the oppurtunity to see the ocean for the first time in my twenty-four year old life….yipppeeee!!!! Jamaica here I come!!!!!
Stacie – Helluvawow-#aol.com
Monday, March 22, 1999 – 9:12 PM
Jamaica is wearing the kewl hats, the beret things, and having dred locks, and saying “ya mon”
John H – jhartnow-#aol.com
Wednesday, March 24, 1999 – 11:04 AM
Jamaica is never worrying about gifts to bring back home.
Christine Lee – Jervis7-#hotmail.com
Wednesday, March 24, 1999 – 3:46 PM
Jamaica is reggae sumfest, carnival, love, romance, happiness,
and good food. Jamaica is where my loves live. A place where I can
never get hungry. Jamaica is fun, fun, fun!!!!!!
KEVIN white – YAFEOU_7-#HOTMAIL.COM
Saturday, March 27, 1999 – 4:22 PM
Jamaica is where the sound system reign supreme on the weekend. Selectors like trooper from ‘jaro always telling
the dancehall patrons to buyout the bar-zeen!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 30, 1999 – 12:55 PM
Jamaica is heritage and warmth and coconut water. And irrespective of what they say, Jamaica is knowing you can “go home again.”
Tuesday, March 30, 1999 – 3:13 PM
Jamiaca is where you get the best mangoes and as the song says “wash yu pot, tun it dung mango time” yea.
Tuesday, March 30, 1999 – 3:44 PM
Jamaica is running “boat” and sculling school to play in the gully.
Wednesday, March 31, 1999 – 5:17 PM
Jamaica is a place where I grew up, and is the very best place in the world to grow up.
I Remember when I use to play stucky,and Baseball in Jamaica.And eat Ackee an Saltfish with dumplin,bwoy those was the days.
Keisha – kacee18-#hotmail.com
Wednesday, April 07, 1999 – 5:01 PM
Where yuh can buy fried chicken an dumpling any time a de night dung di road a Missa “B” stall.
K G – kg-#yahoo.com
Wednesday, April 07, 1999 – 8:30 PM
Always having a session to go to everynight even if it cost $1500!
Nadia Reid – nreid-#freebalance.com
Friday, April 16, 1999 – 4:07 PM
Where you can never go hungry as long as it’s mango time, the rain is falling, and you can beat the other kids to the mango bush…getting hit on the head by a falling mango or two is little price to pay for all the delicious ones you put in your stomach.
wey yuh go a grun go wok all day an eat some cartwheel dumplings fi lunch!
Jasmine Moony – jazzy-#tesco.net
Thursday, April 22, 1999 – 2:58 PM
Jamaica is where Reggae, Rum and Relaxing all go together
Wayne Lyn – wayne_lyn-#yahoo.com
Wednesday, April 28, 1999 – 7:29 PM
Where all the seats and aisle space
on the bus are full, and there is
still room for 20 more passengers
(in the stairwells, and outside…)
By the way, it’s packed so tight
inside, you can go the whole trip
without holding on to the hand rails.
Yolanda Walker – walk_bout-#hotmail.com
Friday, April 30, 1999 – 11:01 AM
Where all your neighbours know your business no matter how hard you try to hide it. Sometimes they know it before you do and will tell you how it goes.
V. Edwards – v12edwards-#hotmail.com
Friday, April 30, 1999 – 10:40 PM
Jamaica is where you will see or experience the country bus piled high with food stuff on weekends and leaning dangerously on the corners in the road.
MARCY – MROB05-#HOTMAIL.COM
Tuesday, May 04, 1999 – 2:45 PM
Jamaica is …..
Playing a game of syte and stucky at school break time or lunch time. The day would never be complete without a fight commencing after hot potty , hot potty was said by a referee between the two combatants. We all know someone is going to respond very quickly.
simone – bagjuice-#aol.com
Saturday, May 08, 1999 – 8:01 PM
where the bus conductors are considered the best magicians and stuntmen in the world. their ability to pack so many people into such a small space and then hanging off the bus by a toenail, oblivious of the breeze trying to knock them off. lets not forget the drivers who constantly try to defy gravity by turning a corner at 75mph and balancing the bus on two wheels while the sardines oops people bawl for mercy. of course the bus is dancing to the latest jamaican tune with a mind of its own! still luv jamaica!!
Pataricia Cuff-Waite – KEITH.PATRICIA-#worldnet.att.net
Wednesday, May 12, 1999 – 7:58 PM
is where a good education will never decay – mama used to sey dat.
Nicole Beaumont – nbeaumont-#mmkny.com
Tuesday, May 18, 1999 – 10:28 AM
Jamaica is an island full of sunshine, beautiful beaches, strong stamina men, roast breadfruit, yam, pepper shrimp and jerk chicken.
Jamaica is just beautiful.
Wednesday, May 19, 1999 – 10:40 AM
jamaica is where you can have no food and still eat. just go to the shop and “trus” some food.
Michele – micheleblackburn-#hotmail.com
Thursday, May 20, 1999 – 2:36 PM
Jamaica is the land of sleeping policeman ( speed bumps )
Sunday, May 23, 1999 – 11:47 AM
Jamaica is…. an icy-cold RED STRIPE BEER on a hot summer’s day.
Praevalida – Praevalida-#worldnet.att.net
Monday, May 24, 1999 – 2:11 AM
Jamacia is where Keary Williams lives
Ricardo – rfrancis-#dlj.com
Tuesday, May 25, 1999 – 8:37 PM
Buju and Bob
NICKY – NICKY129-#HOTMAIL.COM
Wednesday, May 26, 1999 – 8:48 PM
JAMAICA IS A PLACE YOU CAN NEVA RUN OUTA THINGS TO DO….
Thursday, May 27, 1999 – 11:42 AM
Jamaica is a pipping hot tastee patty on a saturday afternoon.
Ann Pinto – AMPinto-#Hotmail.com
Thursday, May 27, 1999 – 4:38 PM
Jamaica is the place where one can never go hungry. Every yard has a fruit tree.
Sunday, May 30, 1999 – 10:28 PM
When you do your chores, then eat breakfast with the family, and site back and relax. Play a game of dominoes with neighbors. Go into the bush for some gineps. Come back for lunch, then go to town to run a couple of errands. Come back for dinner, take a shower and go to a carnival.
Johann Heinrich Lara Cedeño – johann_lara-#excite.co.uk
Friday, June 04, 1999 – 11:14 PM
me gusta el reggae porque siento la armonia de esta musica ancestral en el cuerpo
Tuesday, June 08, 1999 – 10:59 AM
Where everyone has a nickname — even to the point where you can know people for an entire lifetime without knowing their proper names.
Apple – smithren-#hotmail.com
Friday, June 11, 1999 – 2:25 PM
JAMAICA IS…where you get dress in your Sunday best and jam on the corner with your brethrens calling out to the girls as they go by.
Sunday, June 20, 1999 – 4:31 PM
Where my soul decided to live since I walked the Negril sands for the first time in 94.
one the best cities on planet earht – AARONPLS-#WEBTV.NET
Thursday, July 01, 1999 – 5:29 AM
OOOOHHHH Jamaica i can’t ever forget your delicious and most tasties beer. the world famous RED STRIPE diamond gold or denm good and the DUNN RIVER FALLS i can almost surf in those falls IRIE JAMAICA # 1111111
Sunday, July 04, 1999 – 1:37 AM
my home away from home.
Scotchbonnet on akee and saltfish and jerk chicken from the side of the road.
Blue Mountain coffee and condensed milk on a summer morning.
where I feel comfortable and welcome even with an accent (American)
where the men walk tall and the women speak and smile, and the children are polite.
Jamaica is where God rests.
Richard Desgoutte – desgoutte-#hotmail.com
Friday, July 09, 1999 – 2:35 PM
Where conductor pack a 32 set, quart a million bus with 52 passengers. Still they insist the bus can hold one more passenger.
Thalia S. Williams – twilliams-#gdclaw.com
Monday, July 12, 1999 – 11:50 AM
Children in the yard digging their little fingers in the dirt and reciting “Nanny Nanny Buck Buck. Come fi yu rice ‘n’ peas. If yu don’ come, mommy and daddy gwine beat yu.”
rough an life ard nuff time. But wid all a dat, Jamaica nice yu blaw waw.
Avery – areid-#carsongroup.com
Thursday, July 22, 1999 – 10:04 AM
Soup every Saturday and Rice & peas every Sunday (love it!):-)
Inspection day at school. Mek sure yuh uniform clean (shirt white, tie straight),
Yuh eays clean, yuh finganail dem cut and clean, yuh have on yuh slip (even though it’s 100 degrees),
all yuh school badges are on (house badge, prefect badge, school name badge, brownie badge), yuh socks
are folded just right and is the right colour, yuh shoes shine (mi mean really shine), yuh wearing only a
small nob or sleeper earring, yuh hair neat and yuh have in the right colour clips and ribbons. If not,
DAWG NYAM YUH SUPPA!!!!
Where pickney muss learn. No psychologist or sociologist
can make excuse for a dunce!!! Yuh smart whether yuh rich or
poor, black, white, pink or orange…
Where you learn to memorize and recite a million poems before yuh
leave school. Some of those very poems (repeating them to myself)
has even helped me through college. Love JA – Best schools
and best teachers!:-)
High school fete and barbeque… St. Andrew High School’s
Fun Day at Coconut Park (BIG-Up all Andrews girls). Girl’s
Champs (for the boys), Boy’s Champs (for the girls). It’s school
trips to “Ochie” and Mexico!!
Where Michael Jackson, Madonna and Lionel Richie ruled the 80’s.
Where young girls wear dem size and everybody want to go to Negril!!
Where yuh grow up knowing that, “Silver and gold will
vanish away but a good education will never decay.”
Coleen – CampColeen-#aol.com
Thursday, July 22, 1999 – 8:52 PM
Jamaica is where ICHS (Immaculate) girls run tings!!!
Big Up to all ICHS girls.
Avery – areid-#carsongroup.com
Tuesday, July 27, 1999 – 5:31 PM
Full a “dry lan touriss”!!!
Where the ice cream man (“fudgey”)is the favorite of all children.
SUNNI DRED – SUNNIDRED-#JAMAICAN.COM
Monday, August 09, 1999 – 10:34 PM
THE HOT SUN SHININ ON MY BACK UNTIL
IT STARTS TO FEEL LIKE AN OH SO SOFT CARESS.
NOT NEEDING TO EXPLIAN TO EVERY 5TH PERSON I MEET HOW OR WHY I DRED.
A STATE OF MIND
WHERE EVERY BLACK DOG IS NAMED BLACKIE.
WHERE I LEARNED TI WAIT,AND CAME TO UNDERSTAND THAT ALL THINGS WILL “SOON COME”
WHERE I WATCHED MY BABY BECOME A YOUNG MAN
Stephanie – sfeldhaus-#juno.com
Wednesday, August 11, 1999 – 12:24 PM
Jamaica is LOVE
shernette dunn – shernettedunn-#hotmail.com
Wednesday, August 11, 1999 – 6:19 PM
Jamaica is were you are always have something to occupy your time. living in the country there are always hills to climb, errands to run, friends to play with, going janga fishing, cooking up dolly pot and messing in your neighbors business.
Stephanie – sfeldhaus-#juno.com
Thursday, August 12, 1999 – 11:09 AM
Jamaica is my heart’s home, where I found total acceptance and non-judgemental attitudes from the most “real” people I have ever met. Jamaica is my dream life.
Avery – areid-#carsongroup.com
Thursday, August 12, 1999 – 3:20 PM
Where you can truely feel the presence of God…
Ericka – Erickap22-#Yahoo.com
Wednesday, August 18, 1999 – 11:36 AM
Jamaica means that definitely on a sunday, there is going to be rice and peas for dinner. The protein dish commonly known by some Jamaicans as the “salt ting” is served in most homes on Sundays as a specialty dish. There are a variety of dishes namely oxtails, cow foot, roast beef, cuuried goat, stew chicken, fried fish, stew pork, tripe and bean, pig foot, just to name a few. Recepies for these dishes can be acquired by word of mouth if you have a good Jamaican friend. One Love.
Jamaicangyal – jamaicangyal-#hotmail.com
Wednesday, August 25, 1999 – 10:16 AM
Jamaica is dressing up every Sunday even if yu na go nuh way. Yu jus si’ dung pan you veranda.
Wednesday, September 01, 1999 – 3:49 PM
milo…ovaltine biscuits…crix…suga cane…icee mints…ting…calaloo…escovitch…carnival…the land of current outages and you had to find sometin’ else fi do inna da summah…church four times a week…negril …ochi…morant bay…dunns river…mo’ bay…port royal…mini buses…bauxite…red dirt…hammocks…ackee trees…dancehall…reggae…BOB…red stripe…guinness…GRACE…and most of all…THE LAND I CALL HOME!
CUTEISHA – RCros20112-#AOL.COM
Wednesday, September 22, 1999 – 3:58 PM
JAMAICA IS BASHMENT PROFILE, NOTHING BUT DE BES. DE ONGLY PLACE WHERE YOU CAN FIND COCONUT AN DE SWEETEST MANGO. IF YOU COME UP A FORIEGN COME LIVE MEMBA SAY NO WHE NUH BETTA DAN YARD.
Stacey Brown – Bas7-#hotmail.com
Thursday, September 23, 1999 – 4:14 PM
Jamaica is Some Ackee and Saltfish, Or Some rundung with Banana and Dumpling,When yu real hungry.
tanisha barton – tgbarton-#learn.senecac.on.ca
Monday, October 04, 1999 – 9:36 AM
JAMAICA IS MY BED OF SPRING WATER,AND MY PILLOW OF COCANUT JELLY,
REMEMBERING PICKNEY RUNNING ROUND NAKE ON A BEACH IN FOLLY, PORTLAND.
THEN GOING SHOPPING WITH GRANNY’S IN A MARKET ON SATURDAY, SMELLING FISHES FOR MILES AROUND
Tuesday, October 05, 1999 – 10:22 AM
a beautiful country to vacation to and relax.
Sunday, October 10, 1999 – 11:38 PM
Jamaica is where I was known as a pickeney who didn’t
want to have fassy fassy foot but who thank goodness
did not have picky picky head and who totally enjoyed
playing dandy-shandy in the school yard before walking
home for lunch and eating food that is still longed
for after all these years- Satisfy my soul== ALWAYS a Jamaican.
Thursday, October 14, 1999 – 3:30 PM
Jamaica is where adults will call you a “pickney” until your 30 years-old.
jewel forga – jeforga2-#aol.com
Tuesday, October 19, 1999 – 8:59 PM
Contents copyright © 1999
Jamaican Memories Oct-15 11:57
And my mother and her mother’s mother, walked under duppy tree, praying loudly to Jesus that ghosts are not real.
Walk fast to the beach girl, you must get your feet wet, you don’t swim, you sink – No?
Remember the ghost?
Left her robe belt on the door, some say she came back to get it…after she drowned, before they found her body.
Remember? Pray – don’t forget, ‘me love’.
Yes, fear is my maiden mother’s name.
Fear the unknown for eternity sake
Jamaican trade winds bring big bugs, man.
Like tourists I think.
Hide in the tunnel, you’ll be safe in here, no I won’t let anyone go in to bother you,
no one will take you back to that place.
Yes, I’ll bring you patties, some salt pork,
saw some ripe persimmon too.
Granny Lyze made jerk chicken,
You will need something to drink.
A bit of rum to take the edge off?
And a big jug of water. Fresh from the well.
You will see,
You won’t be alone, we will be upstairs.
The stones are cool down here.
Just watch for the duppy.
Give him a broad smile;
that will show him who not to mess with.
Keep those eyes open.
In the dark here,
Shhh, I hear the wheels of a buggy coming up over the hill.
Be quiet, now.
Celena – cl-#jamaicans.com
Monday, November 01, 1999 – 10:10 AM
When it is lunch time in school bus fare always eaten for lunch and when it is time to go home, and in the bus the conductor said “bus fare” the bus fare always lost from playing.
DEBBIE CAMPBELL-LEE – jammn-#mediaone.net
Wednesday, November 03, 1999 – 11:38 AM
JAMAICA IS ….. WHERE THERE IS ALWAYS A HOT SUN IN THE SKY
NICE PEOPLE TRYING TO CONVERSATE WITH YOU. AND ALSO WHERE THEY ARE
DANCING AND PARTYING EVERY NIGHT. JAMAICA IS WHERE YOU CAN GO ON A 2 WEEK
VACATION AFTER YOU ARE STRESS OUT ON THE JOB. JAMAICA IS WHERE JAMAICA IS THE
BEST OF FOOD, LUXURY, FUN AND ROMANCE.
DEEDEE – jammn-#mediaone.net
Thursday, November 04, 1999 – 12:37 PM
jamaica is where it’s always green and there is always sunshine
the loud music is playing on the while taking a long trip back home .
jamaica is where there are always romance and fun in the sun and
jamaica is where you can go partying all night and drink red strip beer and guiness all
night and get drunk. also jamaica is where there are friendly people all around .
jamaica is where there are always loud noise everywhere. Jamaica is the best and will always be the best.