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Heroes and More…………….

Well, yesterday was National Hereos’ Day here in good ole Jamdown. We have all of seven hereos to our credit. For those of you non-yardies they are: 1) Nanny of the Maroons 2) Marcus Garvey 3) Paul Bogle 4) Norman Washington Manley 5) Sir Alexander Bustamante 6) George William Gordon 7) Sam Sharpe. Have I gotten all of them. Think so. Each year the country pays homage not only to these spoken heroes but also to the many men and women who are, in their own right, heroes. These men and women who have served long and hard in their fields of expertise are honoured in a special ceremony held at the Governor General’s residence on National Heroes’ Day. This blog says thank you to you all for your dedication to this nation.

On another note, well my mother returned to the island on Sunday. She is well and glad to be back to her own bed and tv and family and husband and high prices and……oh well you get the picture. Nowhere better than yard.

Rain rain rain rain rain……….non-stop since Friday. Seems like we are in for more since Wilma doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in a hurry. As long as she isn’t a duplicate of “Wrong way Lenny” which moved eastwards instead of doing the usual west and up thing. I tried to walk in the grass on Sunday and sank in mud up to my knees. So I’ll have a hell of a time explaining the two huge footprints in the lawn. Anyways I have a new recruit today so I gots to go early…..

Later guys…..

October 18, 2005 - Posted by | Uncategorized


  1. The only reason why I remembered it was heroe’s day yesterday is cause I never haffi go work. Only TV dat did watch was weather channel, some movies on HBO and….ok, TMI! 😉

    Doh ruff up the new recruit too bad. Stay dry.

    Comment by Dr. D. | October 18, 2005 | Reply

  2. Well nice to recognise the ones who fought for the island.Y’all have a lot though compared to our one:)

    Comment by Abeni | October 18, 2005 | Reply

  3. Hi its so hot here these days and you guys are getting so much rain the weather is a mess take care don’t get wet.

    Comment by smallislandgirl | October 18, 2005 | Reply

  4. Dont think I have heard of the Gordon fella though.

    Comment by Jdid | October 18, 2005 | Reply

  5. Bwoy, respect to the heroes, yes…

    Comment by Mad Bull | October 18, 2005 | Reply

  6. The politicians have really rendered the sacrifices these heros made work in vain by ruining this blessed land.

    Comment by Stunner | October 19, 2005 | Reply

  7. Hi Scratchie-It’s always good to be back home regardless of some conditions, we tolerate. The rains should be letting up since we’ll be getting it now.

    Comment by Sunshine | October 19, 2005 | Reply

  8. We all need to know more about those National Heroes and how they tried to make Jamaica a better place.

    Comment by Anonymous | January 15, 2006 | Reply

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