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Are you old enough to remember the "good ole Days" in Jamaica?   Like the "Jolly Joseph" (J.O.S.), The Jamaica Omnibus Service buses - This was the only public transportation bus service in Kingston.


The Lou and Ranny Show?
A nightly show starring the late Louise Bennett (Miss Lou) and the late Ranny Williams (Mass Ran).


Red floor polish?
Was a red polish which was used to polish wood floor.


Coconut brush?
Made from dried coconut was used to brush wood floors after the red floor polish was applied.


Tune you radio to the one radio station in Jamaica named Radio Jamaica & Rediffusion (RJR).


Charlie Babcock - "The Cool Fool with the live jive"?
A radio personality.  He was Canadian and he was employed to a radio station in Jamaica. Charlie Babcock continuously identified himself on radio as "This is Charlie Babcock, the cool fool with the live jive".


One of Jamaica’s favourite radio soap opera.


Eating Paradise plum, ju-jup, car sweetie and icy-mint?

A mixture of syrup or Kool-Aid and water which was frozen in plastic bags. 


Jack Ass corn
An extremely tough biscuit.


Iinkin' toe
A Jamaican fruit which had an extremely strong smell.


Rolling Calf?
A ghost with a chain.  When the "rolling calf" was moving around, the chain would be heard rolling along!


Sno cone which was later called Sky Juice?
Shaved iced with syrup.


Back and Front?
Shaved ice with syrup and a dab of ice cream on top - Nice!


Teenage Dance Party?  (T.A.D.P.)
Pioneered by Jamaican musician Sonny Bradshaw. It was a radio programme which introduced Jamaican music to radio.


Roasted corn, which was ground to a powder and sweetened with sugar.


The "Fortunes of Floralee?
Another popular radio soap opera.


The "Black Heart" man?
A wicked ghost!


Anansi Stories?
Stories told about the Anancy. "Miss Lou" was famous for telling these stories. "Anansi Stories" is now phrased by Jamaicans when referring to information given that is not true.


A flat round sweet cake which includes flour, spices, baking soda and is dark in colour. Taste nice with pear or cheese


Bullo Slush?
Free lunch given to students attending primary schools. This was a Government aid to children.


Grand Market?
Grand Market (also called Christmas Market) is a popular Jamaican Christmas celebration.  The main streets leading to the market are blocked and no vehicles are allowed access. Parents took their children to Grand Market to purchase toys and gifts.


A rubber and canvas bootie (shoes).


Bata Shoes Store?
A famous shoe store in Jamaica.


We should never forget these very "Good Ole Days in Jamaica!"


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