Thursday, October 10, 2019

It's That Time of Year

Barrel time!

Every year the Jamaican workers on Mackinac (and maybe workers from other countries, too - I'm not sure) get a barrel to take home. 

These guys had just picked up their empty barrels and were heading back to their housing. They weren't exactly sure why I wanted a photograph of barrels, but did give me permission to snap their picture.

A Jamaican friend of mine said she always wants to stock up on items that are significantly more expensive back home in Jamaica. She tries to fill her barrel with a winter's worth of face cream, hair dye, shampoo and other toiletries, as well as brand-name clothing and electronics to use for Christmas gifts. Jamaica is probably a lot like Mackinac - a place where almost everything has to be imported, so it all tends to cost a little bit more.

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