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.