ID: Ol’ MAN or ALGERON
NAME: Algernon Dennis Brooks
HEIGHT: 5 foot 7 and 3/4 inches when he was a yout’. Now stoops in at 5 foot 6
PLACE OF BIRTH: The Valley, Anguilla, West Indies
LIKES : The horses, Maureen (his “special” friend), clean shoes, dancing
5 daily routines:
Well it’s not daily but i muss reach the Caribbean Older Peoples social club on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to talk about tings and times…. you know Tings and Times? Is a wicked poem by Linton Kwesi Johnson. I did meet ‘im you know, mm hmm. Cool man, very cool…
I go to get stale pastries from Sophie’s Cafe to feed the ducks with Maureen
Polish my shoes before bed. A woman can tell everyting about a man from his shoe. ‘Member dat!
Catch the 11.50 at New Market for mi daily flutter.
I try to talk to the yout’ dem that hang about on the Grove… I tek the time since that boy Elijah die. Sometimes, they laugh after me. It nah funny… “It noh funny”. Now that is another Linton poem…? Now what you tink that mean…? But I do… I tek a likkle time… life too shart and I tink it’s himportant to connect… if you nderstand where I’m coming from
3 wishes: well if I win the Grand National horse race this year all my prayers will be answered heh heh…I go home, tek Maureen, sit undah de sun wid a coconut water mmm hmm!