ID IT March 20098

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy TBNet on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 09:50 am:

Okay, this I.D. It in not for the young . . . just because they won't
remember it!

I was driving through Mandeville with my dear friend Fern the other
day and she sqealled while looking out the window at this. She then
started on a list of memories which this thing triggered for her. At
that point I realized this would be a great subject for an I.D. It.

Then the other day someone posted something in the "Good Ole Days"
thread which mentioned this again. Soooo, I went to Mandeville
yesterday, brought my camera and took this photo.

What is it? What do the initials stand for? And most importantly, what
memory(ies) does this stir up for you?

id

As always, we'll hold off on posting comments to let everyone have a chance to guess.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Janadian on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 08:45 pm:

The object is a Chi-Chi Bus. The initials stand for: Jamaica Omnibus Service


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Wondering on Thursday, March 05, 2009 - 09:02 am:

J O S or Maccadam's bus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy A.Todd on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 12:48 pm:

One of the old country buses.
JOS stands for Jamaica Omnibus Service.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Carol Reynolds-Saunders on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 - 12:36 pm:

This is a (JOS) bus and stands for "Jamaica Omnibus Service" which was often times referred to as "Chi Chi Bus".

I rode on these buses a lot in Kingston in the 1960's.

These were very clean buses and the drivers and conductresses were very polite.
Those were some "good old days".

Take care.

Carol Reynolds-Saunders


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of pageLink to this messageBy Rebecca on Friday, March 06, 2009 - 12:55 pm:

That's right! The Jamaica Omnibus Service. The name Chi-Chi was derived from the sound the bus made which was similar to the sound of the Chi-Chi bug.

Miss Sheila Hamilton just told me the story of when she was a child several children would line up with tallest in the front and shortest at the back, hands on the shoulders of the person in front of them and run around the yard playing Chi-Chi bus and calling out the sound, "Chiiiii - Chiiii".

Any other memories?