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Goo-Yah lives to be 100!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

I must tell you about Himself's brother-in law---
He was sent to Jamaica (where himself was born)- from China-at the age of 12-
But only on paper was he 12---
His parents listed him as 12 yrs old, because they could get a cheaper ticket for him. 'He really was about 15 yrs old.
In Jamaica, he lived with a relative, who owned a bakery, and he learned how to make "patties , bread etc---eventually opening his own bakery in Lucea, Jamaica.
He married and had 8 children----
He was given to God last week---
They listed him as 97--but --he really was 100-----
We asked what he died from and he didn't have any disease----just old age----
We called him Goo-Yah--which means "uncle" in Chinese.
So, what's my point?----Fast Foods were not a part of his diet----Chinese foods with veggies, meat and a lot of rice were !
He rode a bicycle for years----and he had an enormous family----His 8 children who had 12 children--and they went on to have even more---
Family were very important to this man---being together-helping each other---loving his wife , "Daisy"------having his children love and respect him---
Lord love a Duck eh?-----We all try for this , but life somehow gets in our way and we sometimes forget to forgive some of the whacky- Kinfolk---
So, hug even the weird relatives I guess--LOL-----There must be a moral here --eat properly--and move more!

Maybe this baby has it right!---
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  • DALID414
    I want to live to see 100! Although I keep trying to hold on to 29 when the birthday comes around, so... We'll see how it goes!
    1748 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Sorry for the passing of your brother-in-law, but it sounds like he truly had a wonderful life!!!
    1749 days ago
    Sounds like a full and productive LIFE! Blessings on all who follow in his footsteps! emoticon
    1749 days ago
    An honorable man indeed.

    1749 days ago
    Such good comments...not much left to add.
    He had a good long life. Sounds like a healthy life that he enjoyed... what more could anyone want.
    1750 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    RIP Goo-Yah.

    emoticon Lynda & Himself

    emoticon I loved this story! Centenarians have always intrigued me and I have been blessed to have personally known a few. Several of my mother's cousins currently in their mid and late 90's are mentally sharp and living in their homes.

    Genealogy is a passion of mine. My great-X7 grandfather Thomas Kilgore, I, immigrated to the Colonies (U.S.) from Ireland. Genealogy postings had information for him and son, Thomas, II, and grandson Thomas III intermixed.

    Genealogy happy dance time when I came across his obituary in the 'Nashville Whig' of July 31, 1822 claiming he was 110 at the time of his death on July 17, 1822 -- "He had made a trip (on foot) to another village to have his gun repaired and returned the same day and at his advanced age it was too much for him." His life in North Carolina and Tennessee fairly well-documented in several regional publications.


    1750 days ago
    I so enjoyed learning about Goo-Yah's life choices & successes.

    I lifted immediate prayer on behalf of all those who love & will miss him. emoticon

    God bless your day, Lynda!
    1750 days ago
    Condolences to you and Himself and the extended family. Goo-Yah sounds like a wonderful person who lived an amazing life. My birth mother and her mother each lived to be 86. That gives me 17 more years - at least I hope it gives me at least 17 more. Life is short - too short to waste on hatred and anger and doing things you hate to do. Getting healthy is just a way to enhance those years we have, however many we get. It sounds as though you and your himself are doing a great job with staying healthy and enjoying life. Congratulations!
    1750 days ago
    Sounds like Goo-Yah got it right... a long, productive life, a loving family and a good death.
    1750 days ago
    Great story - sounds like Goo-yah had an amazing life. emoticon
    1750 days ago
    I have lots of wacky relatives so I can relate to that.
    Living to 100 is quite a feat. My sympathy to you and the
    family. Cherish the memories of those who are gone.
    1750 days ago
    Goo Yah certainly honoured the life that God gave him.
    1750 days ago
    Beautiful story indeed!.........Longevity can find no argument---He lived well and left a legacy.....Lovely!........... emoticon
    1750 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I LOVED this story....and have to say, your WHOLE family is AMAZING and awesome! This whole BLOG is emoticon love it!

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    1750 days ago
    What a lovely story! (Jamaican ancestors in my DH"s family too: and DH does an incredible "Jamaican accent": also introduced me to Jamaican patties!!)
    1750 days ago
    Amazing man RIP emoticon
    1750 days ago
    Goo-Yah earned his rest! HUGS and thanks for sharing this delightful man's story.

    1750 days ago
    Most interesting. There are few long lifers in our families.DH dad died at 62 and DH wanted to outlive his age. He is 78 so he is more content.
    I never think about it but there are only a few of us just our family so we have no clue what longevity is back in the UK where I had 43 cousins.Thought for the day!
    Pat in Maine.HAVE A emoticon Day!
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    1750 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Living fairly long lives runs in the women in my family ... 3 sisters of mine died at ages 96, 92 & 92, and the next 'youngest' is 85. Hope it continues ... I'm 80 in August!

    I had an aunt pass away at 102 and an uncle at 104. They seemed to do things right too, like your hubby's uncle.

    Yes, a good lesson in your blog! Thank you for the reminder and condolences to Himself, you and family.
    1750 days ago
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    1750 days ago
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