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    More Photos from 1972

    These are poor quality photos from my first trip to Negril in October 1972. I will try to get the captions correct.
    Regards,
    Bob

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    I believe this was in front of Grand Mom Johnson's house in Red Ground. Left to right...Douglas, Carlton, Grand Mom Johnson, Robert and me

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    Porters Cottage the way it looked way back then. You would not recognize it now as it is much larger and appears to be run down. It is on the big curve in Red Ground

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    A fellow came by to sell fruit at Porters Cottage

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    Douglas and others in front of Porters Cottage

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    I believe this is the view out the back of Porters Cottage

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    Too many edibles

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    Jim at the beach sporting his Afro. We really didn't spend much time at the beach.

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    Porter and David

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    I'm not sure if this is the west end road or not.

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    That is me sitting on grand Mom Johnson's front porch with her in the bandana

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    This is coming out of the airport in Montego Bay. We walked into town.

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    I believe this is the road heading toward Negril from Red Ground

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    Our first rip on the Blue Bird

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    Thanks for sharing!

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    rjonsun, i started in 74 so a bit behind you. knew grandma porter. as you faced Porters house we stayed to the right and down the driveway. uncle dan and ms Pernell Mosely. their son Dalton was still around in those days causing havoc . many others we both would have known .

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    rjonsun,
    It seems as though Negril but specifically Red Ground has a lot of Johnson's!!
    Did you ever know Mortimer Johnson, a former MoBay taxi driver who lived up in Reg Ground and rented rooms to visitors
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    Oh yes, I remember Mortimer! Those photos are just as I remember.
    And some people called her Grand Mom Johnson, some Grand Mom Porter. Jim and I got to see her and daughter Jenny a while before she passed in 2007. When we first arrived Jenny was a young teenager and would bring our food to the cottage. I understand she also passed a few years ago.
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    Bob

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    Jim, Grand Mom and me

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    Me, Jenny and Jim

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    One more thing. Jim passed into eternity on January 29, 2020 after a long battle with cancer.
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    Bob

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    Forgive me for asking but who was Jim?

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    i recognize the road in the picture if you went to the right instead of walking up the road is where we stayed with the Mosely family. they are still there of caused and have built a nice home in a "gated" community

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    Jim was the fellow that I first traveled to Jamaica with in 1972. We grew up on the same street and were life long friends. We later traveled to Colombia, South America where, believe it or not, joined a circus.
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    Bob

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