December 12, 2012

Randall’s Obituary

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Randall Mohan Butisingh, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, friend, and teacher, passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 9, 2012, shortly following his 100th birthday. Randall was born on December 1, 1912 in British Guiana (now known as Guyana), and raised in Buxton, East Coast Demerara, where he received his primary education. In 1925, he qualified and was the first runner-up for the first Buxton Scholarship. In 1927, he passed the School Leaving Examination and became a Pupil Teacher at the age of 15. This was the start of a 45-year long career, until his retirement in December 1972. Also, throughout his teaching career, Randall was a freelance journalist for the Guyana Graphic and Chronicle Newspapers. He was always innovative and productive. He was an entrepreneur in the printing business and was one of the largest suppliers for greeting cards in Guyana. He never rested.
Randall lived his life by great example and was involved in many community activities. In addition to his illustrious teaching career, he was the Social Welfare Officer of the Lusignan Community Center, and Lay Reader in the Anglican Church for 18 years. Writing poetry was his passion. In 1972, he published his first book of poetry, LOVE’S LIGHT, inspired by Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf. He dedicated this book to her and donated its proceeds to the Institute of the Blind. In 1992, he was awarded the Poet of Merit Certificate by the American Poetry Association. Always willing to share his knowledge, he became a member of the Guyana Hindi Prachar Sabha in 1976, an organization which sought to propagate Hindi in Guyana. He taught the language at the University of Guyana, and also held private Hindi classes for children. He was the organization’s Hindi correspondent and editor of its journal, GYANDA. His literary accomplishments include three books of poems (LOVE’S LIGHT; WILD FLOWERS; and LOVE’S BALM), a book of Thoughts called FLASHES OF LIGHT, and several essays and letters to the press dealing with topics on education and morality. He received the Cimbux Award in 2003 for his contribution to education.
In the twilight of his years, Randall’s thirst for knowledge did not diminish. He studied comparative religion and Eastern philosophy. He taught himself to read the Arabic script and learned conversational Spanish. A man of many talents, Randall completed several paintings and also played the flute, guitar, violin, and other musical instruments. Randall also learned to use the computer and even ventured into the world of social media. In October 2007, Randall began blogging to share his life experiences, philosophy, and writings with friends all over the world. He first published drafts of his autobiography, MY STORY, on his blog, and was considered the world’s oldest blogger. His autobiography will be released shortly. He said in one of his writings:
“Gold and silver have I none but such as I have, give I unto thee. If my messages can touch only one heart, I know I have not lived in vain.” Dad, you will be truly missed. May you Rest In Peace.

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November 25, 2012

Randall Butisingh 100, passes: Dec1, 1912 – Dec 9, 2012

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Update on December 10, 2012

Teacher Randall Butisingh passes at 100

Editor’s Note from Cyril Bryan:

Update on December 10, 2012.

Teacher Randall 100 years old,  passed on to the great beyond on December 9, 2012.  May his soul Rest In Peace.

“Teacher Randall attained his 100th birthday on December 1, 2012.  There was a wonderful party for the occasion held at the Nursing Home in Florida, where he resided. He had always looked forward to his 100th Birthday and he attained that goal, like the many other goals he acheived over his long life.

We all extend our condolences to his family.

Randall Butisingh will be 100 years old on December 1, 2012

Hello readers:

Teacher Randall will be 100 years old on December 2012.  He is in a nursing home, having suffered a slight stroke about two years ago.  However, he communicates, although not as clearly as before.

I talked with him via telephone, a week ago, and he is looking forward to reaching his goal of 100 years on that day,  His family has prepared a press release to commemorate his 100th Birthday, and I will be posting it on this Blog.

This Blog still receives some 5,000 hits per month, although there have been no regular addditions to it since Teacher Randall stopped blogging two years ago.  Thanks for visiting and commenting.

Cyril Bryan

Friend, and Guest Contributor to this Blog.

June 13, 2010

Character Building

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CHARACTER BUILDING

Character building is the primary function of education.  This means a cultivation of moral values which will enable the individual to be fair and just and helpful in the society in which he is a member.

He must learn that his body is a temple of God and should not be abused.  He must eat to live and not live to eat.  He must exercise, rest, and cultivate good habits.  He must be able to look and wonder at God’s creations, love what is good and beautiful, and be prepared to make the final sacrifice for Truth.

from: “Flashes of Light” by Randall Butisingh

May 8, 2010

happy mother’s day

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  • Happy Mother’s  Day to all mothers who have played the role with love,  making great sacrifices so that those who have been  put in their charge can make a meaningful contribution to the fulfilment of God’s purpose on Earth. 

April 1, 2010

thought for today

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Enthusiasm is the way

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chirf requirements of life, when all we need to make us real happy is something to be enthusiastic about.

Charles Kingsley.

Charles Kingsley was one othe most brilliant novelist of his time.   He was an Anglican clergyman, teacher and writer whose novels were widely read in the Vuctorian era.   His immensely popular novels were; Hypatta and Westward  Ho.  He was one of the first clergymen to accept wholeheartedly Darwin’s Theory of Evolution and n\Natural Selection.  His long populat children’s book The Water Babies was inspired by the thoughts on evolution.and he did much to encourage the interest in nature among the working people.

March 30, 2010

a poem on Love

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LOVE.

Love bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back.

                               Guilty of dust and sin.

But quick-eyed Love, observing me grew slack

                               From my first entrance in,

Drew nearer to me sweetly questioning,

                               If  I lacked any thing.

“A Guest”, I answered, “worthy  to be here”,

                             Love said,” You shall be he,”
“I the unkind, ungrateful? I cannot look on thee.”

Love took my hand, and smiling did reply,

                             “Who made the eyes but I?”

“T ruth Lord, but I have marred them; let my shame

                              Go where it doth deserve.”

“And know you not,” says Love, “who bore the blame?”

                             My dear, then I will serve.”

“You must sit down”,  and taste my meat:”

                             So, I did sit and eat.

George Herbert (1593 1633]  English priest and poet.

March 26, 2010

start the day with love

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The following is a Wake Up call of the Blue Star Interfaith Organization of Trinidad headed by

Guruji Sri Vasudeva.

Start the day with Love

Fill the day with Love

Spend the day with Love

End the day with Love

And that is the way to God.

God is Love.  Lord Jesus is Love personified.  He exhorted us to love one another, even our enemies.  Love casteth away fear which is a canker that consumes the body just as how fire consumes wood.  No one fears the thing he loves.  Living is loving and no one truly lives who does not truly love.    There would be no conflict in the world if we could love our fellow man who is made, like ourselves, in the image of our loving Father, God.  A life without Love is a life wasted.  

Remember the words of St Paul in Corinthians 1:13.  If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels and have  no love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift  of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.

So there, you have it; a life without love is a life wasted.  You can have all the money in the world; it cannot fill an empty soul, a soul without Love.

March 16, 2010

a thought for today

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WHAT IS YOUTH?

Youth is not a time of life;  it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, a quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life.

Samuel Ullman
The Power of Attitude

Comment:

It is said that youth is the time to learn; so it becomes quite clear then that if you desire to learn in old age, you have to carry your youth with you.  I recalll in Guyana where  i was trying to encourage two eighteen year old girls to join the class , an illiterate old man said; “Dem gyal da tu big fuh laan”.  I was amazed at his stupidity as I was  continuing learning Hindi at the age of sixty five.

Randall Butisingh

March 8, 2010

all mankind is one

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While mother Earth is groaning from the abuse of her children with the diminishing environment, heedless misguided men are slaughtering their brothers and being slaughtered by them, many who call themselves Christians; for what?  to keep one section of humanity safe.  That just cannot be!  All mankind is one: Jew and Gentile, Saint and Sinner,Black and White.  Humanity is indivisible; destruction to any part of that mosaic will be a calamity  and all humanity will suffer.

Whwn will we learn that all men are brothers, children of that one Father God with the same spark of Divinity witinin them.  Your brother is your own dear self.  This  behooves  you to love him as yourself..  If you hurt him, you hurt your own dear self.

So, my dear brotjhrs, lay down your arms and as scripture foretoldl; beat your swords into ploughshares and your spears into pruning hooks and let there be peace, real peace, in all the land. 

February 20, 2010

Message – I am on Vacation

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Hello All:

This is just a short note to let you know that I am on an extended holiday.

I do not have access to a computer at this time so I will not be able to answer your e-mails immediately.  I will do so when I return.

Blessings and good wishes to all.

–  Randall Butisingh

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