Jamaica farewell

January 22, 2007


TONY (walking into a local convenience store)
“Hey Phil.”

“What’s up?”

“Just going to use their phone to see if my flowers got delivered. My “second mom” just died so I’m sending flowers. I met her 15 years ago when we were both working at this old people’s home where I was the maintenance guy. She asked me to help her get some barrels into a van and I gave her a hand. After she moved back to Jamaica, she came up from time to time to visit her kids up here and she’d give me a bottle of Jamaican rum, extra proof, every time.

She was really a second mom to me. My diabetic friend is pretty sad too. We’re gonna miss her.”

3 Responses to “Jamaica farewell”

  1. awareness Says:

    sorry to read this, Tony………….

  2. Haricot Says:

    Her memory lives on ….

  3. rk Says:

    every time I hear harry belafonte’s songs, it makes me want to go to Jamaica.

    have a post on his ’59 carnegie hall concert today.
    you are invited to read it here:

    Belafonte at Carnegie Hall [LIVE]

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