December 1, 2011

Happy 99th Birthday – December 1, 2011

Posted in Messages tagged , , , , at 12:15 am by randallbutisingh

Happy 99th Birthday – December 1, 2011

Message from Cyril Bryan: Guest Contributor and friend.

Randall Butisingh (Teacher Randall), celebrated his 99 th birthday on December 1, 2011

For the last year he has not been blogging as he wanted time for other interests and to rest his eyes as well.  Recently, Teacher Randall has not been very well, but is feeling much better now.

This blog has over 650 posts and still gets over 4,000 hits per month, although no new posts were made since June 2010.

I spoke with him today on his 99th birthday (December 1, 2011).  He is not as vibrant as he used to be, but he is coherent and thankful for all your comments and best wishes.

You could make your comments here as he no longer reads or answers his e-mails. I will monitor and post the comments on his behalf.  

Thank you for your interest in his Blog.

Cyril Bryan, Guest Contributor and friend

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June 7, 2009

Cyril Bryan – Guest Contributor

Posted in Buxton, Guyana, Lusignan, Messages tagged , , , , at 4:45 pm by randallbutisingh

I wish formally to again introduce  Cyril Bryan, Guest Contributor to this Blog, who is my friend and colleague and who was instrumental in the creation of my Weblog. I have known Cyril since the mid-1950’s when we were both teaching at Lusignan School, East Coast Demerara, British Guiana (now Guyana) . In the late 1950’s he was just starting out in his first job as a Pupil Teacher. At that time his father, George Bryan, was the Head-Master at Lusignan School, where I also became Head-Master in 1962. I have not seen him since then but the age of the computer started us  corresponding by e-mail after being re-introduced by our mutual Eusi Kwayana about seven years ago.

Cyril is an Economist and Management Consultant and has specialized in Computer and Information Technology. He is very insightful and I find that many of  his ideas coincide with mine, and he, after reading my writings, decided to, without my permission, to set up a Weblog for me on October 21, 2007, and posted one of my poems:  ‘Friendship’. He then asked me to send my resume and other writings which he posted; and so began my adventure into this exciting project of Webloging.  He did my postings until I learnt to do them myself. This Blog now has 542 postings to date.

Had it not been for his vision, this weblog would  not have been created, and my writings and ideas would not have been as well known, and I would not have been as satisfied with my present life as I have been.   Since its inception, Cyril has been a Guest Contributor, and has written and selected a number of news and general interest articles for this Blog, however I have now asked him to become even more involved and recently requested him to share his ideas with me and to fill in when I need to pursue my other activities or to take a rest.  So look out for him

Welcome Cyril and share the recognition which you so richly deserve.

Randall Butisingh