October 16, 2014 Obara Meji 53Comment

jamaica-ghost

At bloggers Kia Bublez request I have decided to repost this blog which I did several years ago. I look at the word count and it is 492 words, Wow! I cannot believe I use to write this small amount of words back in the day. Thank you Kia for your encouragement and your suggestions of topics to repost, I need it from time to time. I may be strong in almost everything, but I am now believing that I may have to work on my fear of rejection. If you all read my life stories here you all will understand.

My mother was a Spiritualist.  She knew Things.  Lots of things, she worked for the University Of The West Indies Hospital, as a theatre room technician, but whenever we were ill and that was not very often, she took care of us, no running us to the hospital to see the Doctor. My mother had a co-worker, I never knew her name, I just remember that she was very dark-skinned, with sad-looking eyes and she would visit my mother ever Saturday and sit on the verandah while my mother prepared medicines for her to drink, I was about six or seven years old at the times. Mama (that’s what we called her) would put some green liquid out of a small vial on the womans forehead and the back of her neck, while praying for her, the woman would cry when my mother prayed softly and I remember feeling sad for her. Miss Ruth, one of my mothers friends, a short light-skinned woman who didn’t like children, (we knew, even though my mother didn’t), asked my mother what was wrong with her, (Miss Ruth lived around the road, but would come every evening to sit on our verandah every night until late with my mother), and I remember Mama telling her that  “duppy inna har” (a malevolent spirit possessed her), and that it was placed on her by a fellow co-worker, mama also said that the woman did not have long to live. I felt sad for her and use to suck my thumb and watch on Saturdays when my mother treated her.

One particular Saturday while my mother treated the lady, our neighbor who shared the house with us (it was a tenement yard), Miss Will (remember this name as you will hear a lot about this evil woman in future blogs), brother, who was known as drunka-ready Freddie, ( in Jamaica you are nicknamed according to your occupation, looks or habits, in Freddy’s case he was a drunk), who came into our yard drunk as usual, staggered onto our verandah, when he saw the lady who my mother treated, he in his drunken state pointed at her and screamed  “Sass crise, si de duppy deh!!!”  (Jesus Christ, look at that ghost!!), as soon as he said that he fell to the ground with an attack of fits, writhing on the ground and foaming at the mouth, my mother and all the adults attended to him. The woman died a couple of weeks after that, but I never forgot the story, people said that because drunka-ready Freddie saw the duppy/ghost, it got mad and boxed (slapped) him.   I was sad for the woman, it was from that memory, that I realized the power of witchcraft/Juju/Obeah. Drunkaready Freddie did not know the woman, nor did Miss (evil) Will his sister, know what afflicted her or what her problem was, so he must have seen something, and remember what my mother told Miss Ruth?……..what do you all think?? please tell me. Jamaica full ah dem story yah!!

Kí a fi gègé gún ara ẹni wò, kí a tó fi gún ọmọ ẹyẹ /
We should prick ourselves with the penpoint first, before using it on a bird….Yoruba Proverb!

[Be fair and considerate; don’t do unto others what you don’t want others to do unto you]

All religions are valid as long as it teaches peace and love…..Obara Meji!

There are no disappointments in life, only lessons learned…..Obara Meji

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Tianna Allom
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the real question is are these things /stories real???????????????????????????????????

Courtney
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Hey fam how are you ?

MTH
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Where no dog are invited no bones are provided…A who did a tall to Miss Will? Kaka fawt, Miss Will up inna di argument doe…

Cami
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Cami

dwln, hear sey will did short a teeth so all if bone was provided she couldn’t deal, lol

Yazzy
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Yazzy

A wonda a how di name bull buck and duppy conqueror come bout?

MTH
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Hehehehe. Yazzy mi hear sey a when butcher dead dem turn inna rolling calf.

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Really M?? Mi tink a suh it guh fi chute

MTH
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Howdy Teach, me and dem pickney fine.

Mi shame, look how mi ova di compassion post and comment out behine an a ova here suh unno dey 🙁 LOL

Teach mi love when yu get gangsta. Cuss out di duppy rawtid yes, bright fi come tan up front a yu like unno a size.

Cami
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Cami

Me a come back de…we are super bloggers so we must multitask, lol

Yazzy
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Yazzy

My granny always told me her late night country experiences wid “rolling stones” and di chain…

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Sarry. . A rolling Stone or a rolling calf?? I don’t memba… if yuh grow a country yuh know weh mi chat bout

NuNu
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A rolling calf Yazzy, unoo also memba di three foot horse?

Yazzy
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Yazzy

I have never gotten the reasoning behind obeah/juju… dem tek dem las meal money a try mash up smaddy and dem life eva mucky!

NuNu
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Badmine a usually di center a dat Yazzy

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Is chute Nunu…

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Sass crise, si de duppy deh!!! Mind mi to neva call people duppy lol i doan waa ketch ina fits n drap a grung

I memba sitting on the veranda an the neighbor saying duppy a ride the next neighbor. She had a growth ina her belly. The lady come tell the story how the outa road girl obeah her. obeah man cyaa hea,l her doctor cya heal her. mi a lissen and luk pon the lady she did luk sickly enuh a true the other neighbor dida snicker n laff mek mi nah too too lissen. the next time i travel back she was dead.

Thank you Obara 🙂

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Oh damn Kia… di outa road gyal col’

Cami
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Cami

Wow. The neighbor was a Ahole since it was ill health she ridiculing the woman with.

kiabubblez
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kiabubblez

Dem neva believe Cami dem seh is gout or fibroid but the lady seh obeah.

NuNu
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My grandfather encountered a spirit once on his way home from work one late night, he said the thing was chasing him and as unoo know my grandpa a runna, suh him seh him dig off and by the time him reach a him yaad ready fi guh through the gate, the thing that was chasing him suddenly materialize right before the gate, he was running so fast him couldn’t stop himself in time suh him haffi jump ova the ting. By the time him land on the ground him seh bad feelin’ tek him an all him coulda duh was bawl out fi mi grandma, couldn’t even get up an walk. Mi grandma seh him sick and bedridden fi couple weeks straight, could barely eat and fever. Lawd if a tell unoo di tings dem mi poor gramps guh chue!

Yazzy
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Yazzy

Nunu your grandfada guh chue some sintibg yuh si! A wanda hif a him train Usain Bolt???

Cami
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Cami

I’m not suppose to fear the spirits but a little warning would be good. If I was your grandpa i may have had heart failure…because if I’m running to somewhere from something- it should reach and a stand in front of me! lol

NuNu
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Lolol Cami mi tink if a did me, I woulda drop dead right desso!! Crise!!!!

Cami
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Cami

“it SHOULDN’T reach…”

charles206
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Goodevening Obara and ES crews!

NuNu
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Howdy breddrin Charles!

Cami
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Cami

Good Evening Charles.

Cami
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Cami

“Tom drunk but tom no fool”…Fred did drunk but he wasn’t blind, but he sure did collect a bax. lolol

O, whatever became of Ms. Ruth?

NuNu
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Good afternoon fam M and Obara howdy!

Cami
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Cami

Greeting NuNu..hope all is well and you nah drink like Fred! dwlnnnnnn 🙂

Cami
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Cami

yes, food first, drinks after.

NuNu
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Cami stomach a gi mi a warm time! It look like mi fi puddung di bokkle and tek up some food lol

MTH
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Morning everyone. This ties back to the lesson that upon seeing a spirit can cause you to go into fits.

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