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SistaIrijah
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greetings and good evening!

this is my first time posting here, and i must say that i am glad to be a part of this board.
i have so enjoyed reading the posts in the past months.
i used to live on stx for many years, and i am delighted to read that some things never change.
words cannot describe my love for the island. even though it has been years since i have been there, it is always forefront in my thoughts and heart.
my dawta was born in Charles Harwood Memorial Hospital, delivered by midwife and assisted by Dr. DeChabert, who has sadly, i hear, forwarded.
anyway, i look forward to joining in the reasonings.
i do so enjoy TRW's posts....and others as well.
you all have me laffing til tears run down my face sometimes.
i am a 53 year old female, whose livity is Rastafar I.
i have been a cook for close to 40 years.
at present, i am the breakfast cook and baker at UNCSA (University of North Carolina School of the Arts) in Winston-Salem, NC.
i attend Winston-Salem State University full time as well, pursuing a degree in Political Science.
i will be a senior next semester.
it is my meditation that i am able to find some sort of job and a small place to live on stx upon my graduation or thereafter.
anyway, just wanted to introduce myself before just joining in.
man oh man do i have some vibes to share with you.............
and a couple really great (if u could call it that) centipede stories as well.

blessings and guidance to you all
Sis Irijah (eye-ree-jah)

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Topic starter Posted : September 9, 2008 1:02 am
truebluefan
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irijah - what a beautiful name
congrats on your upcoming senior year.
look forward to reading your stories as well.

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Posted : September 9, 2008 1:08 am
Bombi
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all glory sista, your meditations will bring you closer to st. croix and may Jah guide you to fulfill your goal..Bring some good Ital cooking to I&I soon. Maybe you can let us in to your heart by sharing with us a recipe or two. bless and welcome.

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Posted : September 9, 2008 1:20 am
Yearasta
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Welcome!

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Posted : September 9, 2008 1:29 am
islandtyme
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Welcome & plz share your stories

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Posted : September 9, 2008 12:39 pm
dougtamjj
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Good Morning SistaIrijah,

Good luck on your upcoming graduation and your future move back to the island. I cannot wait to hear your stories. Please hop right in and tell us some.

Tam

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Posted : September 9, 2008 1:06 pm
SistaIrijah
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good afternoon!

give thanks for the warm welcome.
i came back to the continental US at the end of 1981, and have regretted that choice ever since, but that is a story within itself.
i will say that i did once play the triangle with the St. Croix Philharmonic Steel band in a white bikini, at hotel on the cay, in the 70's (do not know if it is still called that).
it was quite an experience to say the least.
have to do some studying right now before my next class, but i will be back later.....
guidance

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Topic starter Posted : September 9, 2008 5:00 pm
Trade
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Welcome, Sistalrijah!!! Nice to have you here. Played a triangle in a white bikini, huh? Way to go!

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Posted : September 9, 2008 8:28 pm
Bombi
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that's one memory I'll never have

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Posted : September 9, 2008 10:04 pm
Edward
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Irijah : "God sees". Imagine what God sees when she looks on Irijah!

As a 72-year-old university professor, I gain the greatest joy and energy when I learn of someone whose dream will no longer be deferred.

When you return to VI to engage in the political process, and I move there next year to retire, I will vote for you!

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Posted : September 12, 2008 12:22 pm
SunshineCruzan
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Also a great big welcome "back home" if even through this wonderful medium! Did you ever know my father, Del Anduze when playing music back in the 70's? If so, please tell...we lost him a little while back so he could play amongst his friends up there above the sea. Did you ever work with Dixie? Love to hear some of your stories too! When can you start?

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Posted : September 13, 2008 6:43 am
SistaIrijah
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greetings and good morning

no sis, did not know the I's father.
do not know dixie, that i know of..i am not so good with names...better with faces, when ones are not in my inner space.
i did not perform with the orchestra.
the two times i did play the triangle were impromptu and off the cuff.
was just fun seen....nothing formal, although they were performing.
mostly it was hysterically funny...
i had not come into my livity completely at that time and so i was a bit under the influence of black russians, when they asked me to come up and play that triangle.
in this time, i would not be caught in a bikini, because of my livity.
and even if i was not ras, at 53, there are some things a one does not want others to put their eyes on seen?
things start going south quickly.
hahahahahahaha

i miss my dad too sis.....he is in my thoughts daily as i am sure yours is, so i overs your vibe about memories.

guidance
SIs Irijah

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Topic starter Posted : September 13, 2008 1:56 pm
trw
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welcome home

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Posted : September 16, 2008 11:13 pm
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