Miss Lou

Thank You Miss Lou Tributes

My Thank You To Miss Lou:

 

Vjange Hazle
Thursday, May 01, 2003 – 3:35 PM
I applaud Ms Lou for standing up for the language at a time when our ‘patois’ was considered to be ‘poor people language’ or ‘slave talk’. She showed us the beauty of our language, its color and, thanks to her I have found my voice as a writer. I cannot hope to measure up to her but I will always sing her praises as a woman and a writer. Thanks Ms Lou, walk good.
Love,
Vjange
COURTNEY
Friday, May 02, 2003 – 12:45 AM

Miss Lou, Miss Lou, Miss Lou!

I DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START. HOW CAN WE EALLY THANK YOU. WE OWE YOU TOO MUCH TO JUST SAY THANK YOU.

I HAVE NEVER TAKEN THE TIME OUT TO CAMMENT ON ANYTHING ON THIS WEB SITE, BUT WHEN I SEE THE NAME “MISS LOU”, and I see the picture of “MISS LOU”, and I heard the audio of “MISS LOU”, you just don’t know the pride that came over me. once again my pride has been renewed, THANKS TO “MISS LOU”

 

TJ Jackson
Friday, May 02, 2003 – 2:03 PM

I use to watch “ring ding” and visited JBC to watch the show. Miss Lou I am lost for words all I can say is THANKS.

Walk good,
Trena

 

L. Mitchell
Friday, May 02, 2003 – 3:35 PM

Miss Lou,
I know you have many fans and I too am one of them but I must say that I am indeed your biggest! You are such a blessing to us. I remember when I was a child and lived with my grandmother in Jamaica, I had to do a lot of chores because it was only the two of us and I had to be home in time to listen to you.

I love you so much! I’m so proud of who you are. My children are American born and have not had the opportunity to link in with the Jamaican side of our culture as yet but they know about Miss Lou. you my HEROINE!

God bless you.

 

Nadine
Friday, May 02, 2003 – 6:54 PM

YOUR STORIES ARE WONDERFUL KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

 

R Anderson
Saturday, May 03, 2003 – 5:58 AM

I love miss Louise Bennett

The BEST

 

Joseph T. Farquharson
Sunday, May 04, 2003 – 5:23 PM
Rightly many people remember Miss Lou for here jovial disposition and the mirth she brought through her work.

However, we have failed to see the serious side of what she was trying to tell us, that what we have is as good as anybody else’s, whether it be language, song, dance, food, clothes, poetry, proverbs, stories.

Not many have acknowledged the great effect she has had on jamaican ideology and self-prception. He work has made us one of Jamaica’s leading philosophers, and the good thing is that she drew her knowledge from the folk.

She ranks high in my list of role models and I know that she has touched thousands of other lives across the globe. In her iand her work are embodied the strength, vivacity and potential of the jamaican people.

 

Liz Millman
Wednesday, May 07, 2003 – 6:28 AM

Dear Miss Lou

Congratulations for all you have done to value the Jamaican language. We at UK based “Jamaica 2K” have been working recently with Joan Andrea Hutchinson and Prof Hubert Devonish and started a conference series on “Valuing Caribbean Languages” with a particular focus on the Jamaican language. We have run 4 well attended events in the Uk and one in Jamaica.

We are also working with Joan and Marjorie Whylie on a booklet of Jamaican Children’s Nursery Rhymes and a CD to use in Family Learning sessions in the UK and Jamaica.

Your work is the basis for these developments and we recognise, value and thank you for this.

We would like to invite you to be an Honarary Member of Jamaica 2K, as a small recognition of your wonderful achievements.

With respect and warm regards

Liz Millman
UK Co-ordinator of Jamaica 2K
and Melvah Blake
Jamaica Co-ordinator of Jamaica 2K
www.jamaica2k.org.uk

 
AnnMarie
Wednesday, May 07, 2003 – 9:04 AM

Thanks Miss Lou for the laughs. Saturdays mornings were the time for ring ding, so you know we had to finish all the house work before you and Mas Ron come on.

 

Diana Gardner
Wednesday, May 07, 2003 – 10:05 AM

Thank you Miss Lou! My son (who is now 30)grew up on Ring Ding in Jamaica. I only wish that my grandson (age 15months)could have that same experience!!

Much love to you always —

 

Cococa Puff 13
Wednesday, May 07, 2003 – 12:41 PM

miss lou you are great jamaican artist. you make me proud to be a jamaican. my favor poem you wrote in Dry foot bwoy and no lickle twang you inspired to become a jamaican artist. please email me back to give me a little adviced. my email address is [email protected] also to tell me when the next time you will be in jamaican. i will be there june 27,2003-december 6, 2003 god bless your friend cococapuff

 

Margaret Dyer
Thursday, May 08, 2003 – 11:04 AM

Greetings Miss Lou! I am a long time fan of yours since I was a little girl living in Jamaica. I live in New YorK for 33 years now and try to attend every one of your performance whenever you are here in New York. You look so great! I love to see you perform. Keep it up! May God bless you and keep you safe from all harm and danger.

God Bless you!

Marg

 

Margaret Dyer
Thursday, May 08, 2003 – 11:05 AM
Greetings Miss Lou! I am a long time fan of yours since I was a little girl living in Jamaica. I live in New YorK for 33 years now and try to attend every one of your performance whenever you are here in New York. You look so great! I love to see you perform. Keep it up! May God bless you and keep you safe from all harm and danger.

Thank You Miss Lou!

God Bless you!

Marg

 
Juliet
Monday, May 12, 2003 – 12:08 PM

Hi Ms Lou,
Thank you so very much for your life, your dedication to our culture. Your determination to see our culture recognize. Without you, we wouldnt be where we are now. Thank you for helping the world to accept us as the unique people we are.
Thank you.

 

kwadwo
Friday, May 16, 2003 – 8:01 PM

Ms Lou!!

You taught us the difference between “boonoonoonos” and “bogooyagga”, between “class” and “crass” while teaching us to be proud of who we are and what is ours. We will never forget you.

Walk good.
Kojo.

 

Cheryl Chong-Hunter
Wednesday, May 21, 2003 – 3:47 PM

Dear Miss Lou:

For me, you are the most memorable in the pantheon of Jamaican folk heroines and heros and I am one of your biggest fans – you are already a national hero. Growing up in Jamaica, my family would gather to watch your television program – Ring Ding – it was a must for my siblings and I – how could I ever forget. We’d attend the pantomimes with you and Mas Ran, and needless to say we would always be most throughly entertained. My mother had a little school (Hunter’s Preparatory) and several times a week we would sit and listen to your records with the Anancy stories and its humorous lessons as a part of our recreation. For a year end school production, I had to memorize your poem “Roast Turkey” (along with Wordsworth’s “The Daffodils”) and it has stayed with me now almost 30 yrs. later. My friends will often request my recitation – it is such fun – and is just a small example of your many brilliant tales that weave the story of our rich heritage. Your contribution to our cultural legacy is monumental. May you continue to be protected and Abundantly Blessed. My Best wishes accompany you. Peace and Light,
Cheryl

 

charmaine cumm
Sunday, May 25, 2003 – 12:34 PM

I would like to thank you tremendously for all the joy you have broughrt us all through out the years, the wonderful poems and to let us enjoy our history and culture in your words. Thanks Thanks

 

charmaine cumm
Sunday, May 25, 2003 – 12:38 PM

I would like to thank you tremendously for all the joy you have broughrt us all through out the years, the wonderful poems and to let us enjoy our history and culture in your words. Thanks Thanks Miss Lou I met you on ring din over thirty years ago and you still have the same effect that you had then. THANKS

 

Venessa Foster-Martom
Monday, May 26, 2003 – 5:50 PM

Miss Lou…Thank yu, Thank yu..from mi likkle bit til now..38 years old, mi still memba yu, even afta mi lef JA from mi a 12. Mi use to love Ring-Ding pan Saturday. Now wid the privilege of the internet…I use it to teach mi pickney dem bout yu and the art of the Patwa “Patois” language. Dem a go a Jamaica soon and caan wait fi go chat to dem cusin dem fi learn some more. May God Bless yu and continue to keep yu in a dey best of health…One Luv…Miss Lou…fi true!

 

Dwayne Black
Monday, July 07, 2003 – 8:10 PM

Tenk yu fi kip’ patwah alive mi lub yu peoms dem

 

Maurice
Tuesday, July 29, 2003 – 3:37 PM

Boy, Miss Lou. A figure of art, a wonderfuly Jamaican woman & role model to all. You fought for what you wanted & it payed off, Miss Lou you have made it, your poems are originally great, just relax & take life easy, one, day, at, a time………

 

Stacy-Ann Bryan
Tuesday, October 07, 2003 – 8:41 PM

MISS LOU YOU INSPIRE ME SO MUCH,I CAN’T FIND THE WORDS TO SAY WHAT YOU ARE TO ME.I’M 16 YEARS OLD I JUST CAME TO MERICA AND CAN’T WAIT TO GO BACK AH YARD,THERE NOTHING LIKE JAMAICA THANKS FOR YOU FOR BRINGING JA SO FAR,AND I WOULD LIKE TO FALLOW IN YOUR FOOT STEP AND MAKE JAMAICA EVEN BIGGA. THANKS AGAIN
LOVE,STACY-ANN
TRUE JAMAICAN

 

Marshalee Whyte
Thursday, October 09, 2003 – 12:55 PM

I am a Jamaican teacher, teaching in London and this week is National Poetry week and my sudents want me to do a Jamaican poem for them. On hearing that I just thought that the best person to do a poem from would have to be you Miss Lou.

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