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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

100 and still going strong



It is not uncommon in Jamaica to see a man or woman of 100 years old still walking and going to the market. One such person is Joseph Reid of Manchester. Mr. Reid stated that he actually started working right after he left elementary school. He has been working as a laborer since he moved to Kingston 55 years ago. He stopped working 4 years ago but still going strong He got married 4 years ago to Dorett Lynn-Reid. She says he is sometimes moody but still easy going and he like to "ramp" still.

I am telling you this story is a blessing. When I read the Jamaican papers lately my heart is sad, sad because if I did not know that such stories as this one existed, I would feel that all Jamaicans do is kill each other. I really and truly hope the new government can assist in getting rid of all the guns.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is such a wonderful thing.

Lifesinger™ said...

"Man's" government is not
what's needed. It will always fall
short. It is not meant to, nor will
it be allowed to continue much
longer on this planet, as it has in
ages past.

As you probably already know, the
Book says..

"But when ye shall hear of wars and
commotions, be not terrified: for
these things must first come to
pass; but the end [is] not by and by..."
(Luke 21:9-36 great chapter btw)


Just passin' through... :D

Hugs & blessings,

~~Life

Lifesinger™ said...

P.S. I almost forgot: Thank you for the post on these beautiful folks. I loved reading this!