Ah want to be ah Nonageranian
How when he goes fishing, if de water is rough, he ties one end of a rope around his waist, de other end around ah tree, just in case he gets washed off de rock. De most exciting tale was when he got soaking wet while fishing one rainy fore-day morning, he took refuge in ah cave, all of ah sudden ah piece ah thunder crack wid ah flash ah lightening, or Vie-see ver-saw, instantly his clothes dried up, luckily foh Tartah, he wore rubber boats and beerly escaped being electrocuted by lightening. No thunder or lightening will stop Tartah fishing though, after dat near death experience, wid de first sign of ah change ah weather, catch or no catch, he packs up and heads home.
What really surfaced on Choose-dey night was de virtue of ah simple lifestyle and de Humility in Man. Tartah takes care of his kitchen garden, he lives to fish and at “95â he still walks from home at Murrayâs Road to Cane Garden Point, two miles away, to fish on de Rocks and catch nuff fish to feed de family.
When ah grow up, whenever dat is, ah want to be like Missah Browne at “95â to be able to feed me-self, plant me own vegetables and best of all go pon ah rock and catch me own fish. But first ah got to grow up!
EAT DE GOAT BUT NOT DE KIDDIE
Beat up pon LIAT and say as much as yuh like! Say itâs not ah business, period! Say itâs inefficient and more expensive to travel wid! Say itâs unreliable wid flight schedules, passengers missing international connections, luggage showing up days after arrival, sometimes not at all! But yuh canât say nutten bout its “Safety Record.â So good to know dat our own, Rommel De Feitas, son of Marcus and Sylvia, Dug-heâs nephew, was one ah de pilots who safely landed ah distressed LIATâs Dash 8 plane in Bâdos, de plane had a main wheel failure. Dey was 43 persons on board. However de nation and indeed de region is still awaiting to hear de Cheerman of LIAT, PM Gone-Soft give de pilots, including Rommel, ah lickle big-up and say: ” Yes, Rommel, Marcusâ son is ah good man!â Failing to do dat Mr PM, yuh gone thru! Is like eating de goat and tun round to eat de kiddie too!â
REPARATION FOH MARIE-WON-HER FARMERS
Talk is cheap! Lie-Za say how de latest call to legal-lies Marie-won-her making she laugh. After we, successive Guv-ah-mints been “dissingâ de Marie-won-her Farmers, hunting and shooting dem down, bun down all dey crops year after year, after we done pack up de Jail wid our young men foh a spliff, we want to mek it legal to plant de Herb, dey couldnât find ah better name: “Me-dissing-all Marie-won-her!â When we Legal-lies de Herb foh Me-dissing-all use, we will be able to eat it, drink it but nah smoke it!. Lie-Za is asking foh Rip-arreas-shun from de US Military and de SSU to compensate de Farmers foh de millions and millions ah dollars worth ah de crops dey destroyed over de years.
And wid dat, is gone ah gone again.
One Love Bassy
Bassy Alexander is a land surveyor, folklorist and social commentator.