Chester Francis-Jackson, Contributor
My dears, the show must go on and, so it does.
Luvs, Tropical Storm Sandy came and left, and in her wake she not only left a path of destruction, she left many out of sorts and dislocated as they seek to pick up the pieces.
Anyway, my dears, the show does go on and how!
To begin with, the fabulous former senator, Prudence Kidd-Deans, celebrated a milestone of a birthday and, dears, how!
The fabulous former senator and long-time JLP powerhouse, was celebrating her diamond birthday jubilee, and this she did in fine style at her mid-St Andrew home with her closest friends, relatives and lovely daughters in attendance, and it made for a spectacular outing.
Dears, we are talking an old-time celebration here where egos and attitudes were checked at the entrance and this allowed for a fabulous do.
Luvs, no drama here, only good times as friends and admirers of the birthday girl put shoes to pavement and, it being the season for storms, guests partied up a celebratory storm.
My dears, it's all about the Age of Scorpio and, rain or storm, the Scorpions are celebrating.
Celebrating today are: the venerable Paul Bourke; socialite Felicity Brandt; Johnny Abbott; the charming Dawn Campbell-Douglas; the charming Donna May-Barrett; Ludlow McKenzie; the charming Stephanie Gyles-Elliott; Dr Robert Chen, over there in Mandeville; the gorgeous Carroline Perrier, in Montego Bay; Orville Powell; Sean Carter, in Baltimore, Maryland; the lovely Sherie Moore, in Atlanta, Georgia; and Raymond Mattison, now in Queens, New York.
Tomorrow, Saturday, October 27, will see: the fab Maxine Brown; Gilbert Nicely; the lovely Monica Jackson, over in Linstead, St. Catherine; Mark Young, now in Conroe, Texas; and David Anderson, now in Burlington, Ontario, Canada; will be among the Scorpios taking birthday honours.
And come Sunday, the 28th: celebrated tourism consultant Robert Stephenson; the charming Donna Parchment; the fab Carol Harvey-Barrett; the happening Michelle Hogarth-Lawrence; the charming Sharon Welsh; the lovely Sheryl Douse; the fab Callessa Ferris, in beautiful Ocho Rios; the lovely Victoria Brown, in beautiful Negril; the stunning Beth Volin, in Las Vegas; Christine Amor, back in Newfoundland; the fabulous and talented soprano, Clara Salomon, from Chicago, now living in Wiesbaden, Germany; and the unmistakably fab Johanna Rydholm, in Gothenburg, Sweden; will make it an international day of celebrations.
On Monday, the 29th: the lovely Faith Livingston, over in May Pen, Clarendon; Damion Powell, over in Mandeville, Manchester; the fab Frances Fulton, the stunning Rosa Young, in glorious Negril; Painter Jamil Lee, in Kansas City, Missouri; Norma Redwood-Simpson, in Birmingham, England;
On Tuesday, the 30th: The Fab and happening Sonita Morin; The Jamaica Constabulary Force's Llewellyn Wynter; social and political activist Ras Astor Black; the charmingly lovely Ingrid Riley; Anthony Simpson; the lovely Shanique Williams; Tarshea Williams; the lovely Reisha Cooper, Sav, Westmoreland; Andrew-Anthony Hall; Gary Gordon, in Boca Raton, Florida; and Devon Young, in Pembroke Pines, Florida; will share the same birthday!
Come Wednesday, the 31st, many will be celebrating Halloween but, for many others, it will be all about their birthday, and among those celebrating birthdays on this day, will be: The multi-talented Marjorie Whylie; media personality Jerry Davy; the lovely Charmane Hope Codlin; the fab Laurel Brown, in Spanish Town; Wayne Williams; the fabulous Angele Nunez, in Montego Bay; the lovely Debbie Grant, now in New York; and designer Sharon Davis, in London, England.
And on Thursday the 1st November, among those celebrating will include: the esteemed Land Baron Alexander Hamilton of Anthony Harris; the gorgeous Ingrid Brown; the lovely Shannon McIntosh; the fab Rosemary Lee-Yapp; the lovely Andrea Graham; Dulcie Foster, now in the Cayman Islands; the lovely Jackie Douglas, now in Atlanta, Georgia; Erwin Barnes, formerly of Ocho Rios, St. Ann, now in Lindenhurst, New York; will be among the revellers.
Belated wishes to: International award-winning singing sensation Orville 'Shaggy' Burrell, celebrated on Monday, the 22nd. As did: media personality Desmond Allen; Cleto Parkinson; beauty the fab Francine Haughton; the stunning Allison Shaw; the oh-so-fab Deanne Bell, now in New York City; and Anatoli Smith, now in Paris, France.
On Tuesday the 23rd: Government member of parliament Denise Daley; socialite Jennifer Lim; socialite and philanthropist Gloria Palomino; Charles Campbell; marketing dynamo David Burton; George Beckford; and Arsenio Andrade, now in Toronto, Canada; shared the same birthday.
Celebrating on Wednesday, the 24th, was: VJ Haralson, in Brooklyn New York.
Celebrating yesterday, Thursday the 25th, were: Peter Oliver Muir; the legendary Flip Fraser of Black Heroes in the Hall Of Flame; Robert Campbell, now in Bridgeport Barbados; Andrea Hall, now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Lauren Drummond, now in New York; the fab Jessica Lee, in Madison, Wisconsin; and Lahra Moyston, now in Ontario, Canada.