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JAMAICAN NATIONAL 102 NOT OUT

JAMAICAN NATIONAL 102 NOT OUT

By EWALT AINSWORTH                                          03 24 2012

This is the second year in a row Jamaican Frank is celebrating his 100th birthday; his is now 102 years and does everything he did half a century ago except waste time and gamble.  Frank is a strong believer in the 11th commandment adumbrated by Reggae Singer Prince Buster…”thou shalt not pidgy-wing or call my name in vain for my wrath shall descend on you heavily.;  all his days are occupied by pretending he will live another century (or part thereof).  And guess what…the medical prognosis is good and over the weekend he had a slight bagwat for those who did not make it on his 102nd birthday – 02 14 2012.

On a recent visit to his official visit residence on Sanford Avenue in Essex County, New Jersey last Valentine’s day, there was very unusual activity.  There were scores of balloons and twice as many people all dressed up, looking good and smelling good awaiting the elevator to go up to the fifth floor.  It is only then I realized that all the young people around me, were on the same mission to go meet and greet Frank and help celebrate his 102nd birthday.   Continue reading