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Growing up in the country

by Tayla
(St. James, Jamaica)

Jamaica Independence Article/ Story Contest - Entry #04 - Growing up in the country

I remember back in the nineties growing up as a child living in the hills of Brighton St. Elizabeth. We as children use to play ring games, Dan-di-shady.

Back then we use to make our own gig from pear seed and spin gigs. We made our own ball to play cricket and hand ball. Those days were fun we made our own toys from box drink box and bottle covers such fun memory looking back.

We were able to have fun without crime or technology. I remember those days where we use to use lamp that was used by kerosene and the kerosene oil stove "laughing". My little brother don't know an understand those days but these are cherish memory :-) we place our hand over the lamp shade for heat.

I remember knowing bottle torch made from a tinning or bottle to walk at nights. I remember seeing and catching the night bugs with lights and place them into bottles with my big brother at nights on the veranda but now that the community is lit with lights these little bugs we no longer see and enjoy.

Oh yes back then they cooked pig food in tin pan. But how we have grown then and now 30 years ago have significantly change though those memories lives I appreciate where we are now its have shown growth.

And yes walked barefooted but those were the days but now its Clarks and Reebok.

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Jul 18, 2022
by: Anonymous

We have come this far by faith.I love your experience.

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