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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 >> era. > >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. [snip]
> >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. Ray. ========================================= A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language. [J.G. Hamann 1760] =========================================