53 Years old Today!

@cynthiann (18576)
Jamaica
August 6, 2015 8:21am CST
No - not me - you all know that I am older. It is Jamaica - 53 years old today and today in Independence Day. A public holiday and all over the Island there will be community events and this afternoon a Grand Gala at the National Stadium. Many will say not much progress, but a former Colony will experience much dislocation in trying to find its niche in the world. I am going to be with you on and off today and watch the Gala on television. Have to take it a bit easy today as my bp is out of whack, but my second son is now living with me and he has volunteered to cook us a real Jamaican breakfast - ackee and salt fish plus roasted breadfruit. I've come a long way from eggs, bacon and sausages - a full British breakfast.! lol Occasionally, I do cook a full British as it is wonderful! So as my father would always say every morning to me, "Good morning, how are you? God bless you'.
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
6 Aug 15
I was living in Jamaica in 1972 and attended quite a few 10 year celebrations of it's independence. I have never partied anywhere else in the world like I did in Jamaica! Happy Birthday!
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
lol We can certainly party and the wonderful thing is all ages dance together! Not an agist society at all.Glad that you enjoyed yourself whilst here!
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• Regina, Saskatchewan
6 Aug 15
@cynthiann I loved Jamaica. We had a house in Discovery Bay that belonged to a relative of Charles Darwin.........it was a magical time in my life.
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
@sparkofinsanity I live in the hills about ten minutes from Ocho Rios and know Discovery Bay well. So glad that you were happy.
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@GardenGerty (84267)
• Marion, Kansas
7 Aug 15
I wish I could join you. I do not recognize the breakfast foods at all.
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 15
I must post about the salt fish - an interesting story that you may like?
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@hereandthere (18121)
• Philippines
7 Aug 15
@cynthiann i knew jamaica was a colony (like the phils) but didn't know it was so young. singapore (another island) will be 50 years old on aug 9th
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 15
Singapore is more developed but then it was under a somewhat repressive regime. I do hope that I have not offended you by my personal opinion.
• Philippines
7 Aug 15
@cynthiann nope, i'm not singaporean and yep, i'm aware how it is there.
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 15
@hereandthere Glad that I did not offend you as I prefer to live in a democracy - however imperfect it may be,
@Rosekitty (19568)
• San Marcos, Texas
6 Aug 15
First silly like button had me like this 3 times..hahah..Congrats 53 years Jamaica..wish i was there now!
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
It is such a small Island but full of mountains and valleys that I have never experienced Island fever. Takes so long to get anywhere! I am happy here!
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• Philippines
7 Aug 15
@cynthiann a small island with mountains, valleys and ... ocho rios? (eight rivers?) i'd like that kind of place too.
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 15
@hereandthere I love it.
@much2say (30729)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Happy Independence Day! I shall have to ask my neighbors across the street - they are Jamaican. I have no idea what ackee, salt fish, and breadfruit are! Enjoy the day's festivities today (for us it's just a plain Thursday!).
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
Many thanks - I was wondering if to post on the salt fish as the origin of it being a national dish is really special.
• Philippines
7 Aug 15
@cynthiann i wish we could see a picture of that jamaican breakfast.
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 15
@hereandthere I have yet to learn how to upload photos:( I am really so last century with technology. If I don't use it then I lose it as I did know how to do it from moons ago
• Austin, Texas
6 Aug 15
Actually I didn't know you were much older. LOL. Happy Independence Day to Jamaicans, Jamamericans (those of Jamaican descent, born in and living in America) and all those celebrating. I love independence day celebrations no matter which country.
@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
How kind you are! Thank you for your lovely wishes!
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 15
Oh yes - I am an older lady who is old enough to know better but young enough not to care! lol
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• Philippines
7 Aug 15
Happy Independence day Jamaica!!! How I wish to experience a Jamaican breakfast soon.
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
7 Aug 15
I hope you do too!
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@sacmom (14347)
• United States
7 Aug 15
Wow, I had no idea! Happy belated birthday Jamaica!
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@crossbones27 (11224)
• Redlands, California
6 Aug 15
I like Jamaica. They make good music. Happy Birthday to your new homeland
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• Pune, India
6 Aug 15
@cynthian, Many more happy returns of the day. Any differences in yor daily routine today ? How many children do you have, what r they doing ? If I'm not wrong they also started their careers in some company by this time. Am I right ??
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@cynthiann (18576)
• Jamaica
6 Aug 15
Today I am relaxing and watching the national celebrations on our local television. I have five children and 8 grandchildren - not all here on the Island. Sorry - I do not discuss what my children are doing. I have my reasons so please forgive me. Enjoy your day too!
@ElicBxn (59688)
• United States
7 Aug 15
Well, happy birthday to Jamaica! I've never been there, probably not going to make it either, but that's okay... with my lucky it would be hit by a giant hurricane if I went.