Re: Ray Brown ples notar!
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 21, 2001, 20:01|
At 3:32 pm -0700 19/1/01, Robert J. Petry, C.L. wrote:
>Raymond Brown wrote:
>> I must thank Bob for letting me & other Speedwords afficionados on this
>> list know about the death of Reginald Dutton's daughter. IIRC she was his
>> only surviving descendant and her death marks, so to speak, the end of an
>He had a son who died in the war.
I had remembered that.
>Plus, I was informed about Ms. Dutton's
>demise by her niece.
>The niece's father is around 823 I believe she said.
82 to 83 I assume :)
>So, Dutton's remaining
>son is still alive and as his daughter says, "going strong".
Right - I'd forgotten about the second son. Yes, of course, I now remember
your telling me; and IIRC the niece was not the only grandchild to Reginald
Dutton. I guess from what you say later about descendants in Australia &
NZ, there must be great-grandchildren.
>It turns out that I have, evidently, all the remaining Speedword materials.
>The niece mentioned she could find no Speedwords material among the papers and
>books of her aunt. The system is growing and the website has nearly 10,000
>hits now from almost 79 countries including some "interesting" governments.
>> Some old-timers on this list will know that Bob & I, alas, have rather
>> different opnions about the merits of Speedwords and I do not wish to
>> rehearse them here again. Indeed, I think it would be wholely improper to
>> do so on this sad occasion.
>I agree. Besides, it is no longer necessary to continue such a debate. Things
>now have a life of their own.
Glad things are going well with your web-site.
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]