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
@Tianna Allom, all of what I write on my blog is real and the truth.
the real question is are these things /stories real???????????????????????????????????
Hw Courtney, How are you with the hurricane over there?
Hey fam how are you ?
Howdy Charles up top mi never see yuh, how yuh doing? Hilda Willis aka Miss will was a tallish, Blackish ooman wid tree teet in her mouth, all black and all shook when she spoke, we cringed to see her eat, there were times when she would speak to people she would use her tongue to play wid de top teeth which was very mobile, pushing it out and pulling it in. However the tooth held root and made its mind up that it would not budge even at the urging of Miss Will, who seemed to love tormenting the… Read more »
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…
dwln, hear sey will did short a teeth so all if bone was provided she couldn’t deal, lol
Hear mi fadda, who love trouble Ruth Ruth Ruffian ah look fi yuh hear Ruth Fi wha, ah wha cudda Ruffian waan wid mi Hear mi madda him mussi waan ruff yuh up (den she buss ah big laugh backa de comment, and Ruth cut har yeye) hear Ruth Is me oonuh ah tek tun pappy show? Hear Daddy, but Stop, Ruth de man love yuh of, an sey him waan wife Hey heyyyy, Miss will who dung ah de odda end ah de verandah buss out Hear mi madda to Ruth, but ah who ah chat to she? Jamaica… Read more »
But a who a chat to she?? Dwl! Yea man.. Ja Irie!
A wonda a how di name bull buck and duppy conqueror come bout?
Hehehehe. Yazzy mi hear sey a when butcher dead dem turn inna rolling calf.
Really M?? Mi tink a suh it guh fi chute
Yes man, mi bad up duppy all de time, lol
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.
Me a come back de…we are super bloggers so we must multitask, lol
Jamaican Characters are super funny Miss Dulcie use to come to the gate and street (Imagine Edith Bunker shrilly voice wid a Jamaican hackscent) Etsyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy (she deaf ei nuh) mi madda (she pon de veranda, while deaf Dulice outta gate) mimicking Miss Dulcie yes Dulcieeeeeeee mi fadda mocking mi madda Lawd Etsy man, Aye! de ooman nuh suh deaf man! Dulcie Yuh have nuh hice inna frige de Etsyyyyy!(very loud) mi madda screaming back Yes oooo Dulcie, Mi aguh sen Obara go fah nung, how de pickney dem hear mi fadda De way how oonuh ah shout de poor ice… Read more »
dwln, by de time dem done yell is ice water to raww, lol..
Pops look like him did love mock mama fren dem eenuh! It sweet him wussa dan di finga inna yuh mout.
Mi miss Jamaican lifestyle and siddung wid neighbor a pap up and a nyam good food and di ever present suss pan di neighborhood celebrity file dem…
Mi miss sat night sound system well put out and some lady in red a beat and bass well nice and soup de pan fyah… and family know bout family time and community time….
My granny always told me her late night country experiences wid “rolling stones” and di chain…
Sarry. . A rolling Stone or a rolling calf?? I don’t memba… if yuh grow a country yuh know weh mi chat bout
A rolling calf Yazzy, unoo also memba di three foot horse?
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!
Badmine a usually di center a dat Yazzy
Is chute Nunu…
Den deer was miss Dulcie mi MADDA hard ah earring fren
Cami ah doan know wha appen to Ruth ei nuh, but she was a short brow ooman frumpy looking wid no neck, just head an shoulders, she always carried a black handbag clutched under her arm,but it was not a clutch bag, she had a cumooging face, wid scattered teeth, and an under bite, and she had a look which said I DO NOT LIKE KIDS SHE WOULD COME TO OUR HOUSE EVERYDAY INCLUDING SUNDAYS, and sit with my mother hear har Suh, Esty (my mother) ah who breed big foot Paulette ? My mother Mi hear sey ah one… Read more »
One foot oney lolol!
Oney had a third leg below the waist and above the knees.
lolol, Ruth mus come from country! I use to see those type of women nuff a country.
They were only able to sit on a low wall outside of my grandmother’s gate while my grandmother may sit out there or stand at the gate to chat to them, even the dog positioned at the gate to not let them in…dwln.
Guh deh Oney!!! One foot but di second leg was one feet and it boom bam bam conneck inna Paulette!
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… Read more »
Wow. The neighbor was a Ahole since it was ill health she ridiculing the woman with.
Dem neva believe Cami dem seh is gout or fibroid but the lady seh obeah.
Oh damn Kia… di outa road gyal col’
Saw a ghost in white floating de odda day den disappear mi just sey
Move yuh dutyieblood claat! Is who yuh, show yuh self an nuh come in front ah mi like Casper de friendly duppy! Ah cuss ei si,lol
From i was small i was told to tell dem badwud/explicit if they frighten me or appear in such manner.
Lololol Cami a suh di mumzy tan ie nuh, fraid always ketch har when shi si nutten suh good, bad or indifferent everybody get a cuss lolol
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOO! A kaint manij yuh Obara! Grung grung grung!
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… Read more »
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
“it SHOULDN’T reach…”
Lolol Cami mi tink if a did me, I woulda drop dead right desso!! Crise!!!!
Nunu your grandfada guh chue some sintibg yuh si! A wanda hif a him train Usain Bolt???
Goodevening Obara and ES crews!
Good Evening Charles.
Howdy breddrin Charles!
“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?
Good afternoon fam M and Obara howdy!
Greeting NuNu..hope all is well and you nah drink like Fred! dwlnnnnnn 🙂
Cami stomach a gi mi a warm time! It look like mi fi puddung di bokkle and tek up some food lol
yes, food first, drinks after.
Hey MTH, how you and kids?
Morning everyone. This ties back to the lesson that upon seeing a spirit can cause you to go into fits.