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THE EDITOR: Sir,
It was with a great deal of interest that I read Dave Lindo’s article, ‘Saving time’, in The Gleaner of November 27. It seems that there are not enough Jamaicans who value our rich heritage, and it took an American, Phillip Martin, to bring an aspect of our culture to our attention.
Many of us over 50, especially from the rural areas, will remember that telling the time of day depended on several things. Not many people had clocks or watches, and radios were few and far between.
First of all, there was the sun. This had severe limitations because the sun shifts its position daily. Another method was the railway. Those of us who lived within a certain distance from the railway in Manchester could hear the steam whistle from the steam locomotives and we knew…
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