Have you ever thought about what your life would be if you were born 100 years ago, in the same place that you now currently live? Maybe you would be doing something totally different..surely you wouldn’t be reading this article on the internet.
Many of us have been told stories about the past by our grandparents and even great grandparents. I am always surprise by how strong and resolute they were during those tough times. I still ask my grandparents what did they do for fun, what they ate, how they lived.
Fortunately we can still see portions of Jamaica as it was back then thanks to rare recordings such as the one below. I am sure that Jamaicans viewing this video below would find that the overall landscape has changed dramatically. This is possibly one of the oldest motion picture films showcasing Jamaica.[embedplusvideo height=”509″ width=”640″ editlink=”http://bit.ly/1B1sLN7″ standard=”http://www.youtube.com/v/EKBA5N7AX1U?fs=1&vq=hd720″ vars=”ytid=EKBA5N7AX1U&width=640&height=509&start=&stop=&rs=w&hd=1&autoplay=0&react=1&chapters=¬es=” id=”ep9720″ /]
Today it seems we have everything (well compared to back then) but are we really better off. It is really a tough question to answer and I am almost certain that many Jamaicans watching the video will have different answers.