So where are you from?
I’m from Manchester, Jamaica. You know, 14 parishes. I always tell people that that’s one of the best, manchester. yes. I moved to the US about 40 years ago.
Tell us about you
I have three beautiful daughters, two granddaughters and my grandson. And I like travelling. I like cruising, mostly in the Carrribean. Haven’t taken a European cruise yet, but it’s on my bucket list.
What was it like growing up in Jamaica and what do you do now?
It was awesome growing up in Jamaica. And you don’t even know what you have until you’re not in your own country. And you come here and you’re like, wow — the good living and the fruit, the fresh fruit, some things like that. So yeah, I got married, I had children and you do what you have to do.
I right now I work for a company, Rosco Labs, which makes theatrical products. And my job I’m a part of client services/marketing/travel. I make arrangements for all the people that travel within the company, do all the conferences, the planning and everything like that. And I love it and the owner of the company, he’s a very decent, nice man, so you have a lot of people who have been working for him for years.
So what’s important to you and your life right now?
What’s important are my children and my grandchildren. And just to see them succeed and do all the things that I didn’t get to do as a young Mom with children and a husband. It’s amazing to see how they just flourish and do, and they’re good people. I can honestly say that. They’re good, decent people and not because they’re my children. They are actually good people.
So, you know, that’s my biggest, biggest goal in life. And the expectation that I have for myself and my children is just to be a good person and healthy with good understanding of other people.
So what does that look like in your day to day life?
My day to day life? It’s pretty calm because I’m in a good place in my life right now where my children are grown, and I’ve grown them so I’m in a place like it’s time for me to just relax. Enjoy. and meet nice people like you.
So is there anyone in your life specifically that has influenced your approach to life or what matters to you?
My grandmother. She was so fantastic. She always encouraged her grandchildren to do their best. And she always said ‘it doesn’t matter what you do in life. Dress for the occasion and make sure you prepare yourself for the occasion. ‘
And, you know, that’s a really, really a good thing for a parent or grandparent to tell their children. Because sometimes you go out there and you meet some really horrible people and, you know, you have to remember what you were taught as a child. So that was her.
And I think every day I remember something that she said.
So has anyone ever asked you this question before? Well, what’s important to you in your life?
No. Not ever.
What’s it like being asked?
Very good. A good feeling. Yes.
So who in your life would you like to ask that question of?
I would like to ask… maybe my kids! And get their feedback… and I think I will.