Please read it...
Sutton at SIGNWRITING.ORG
Fri May 31 01:17:00 UTC 2002
May 30, 2002
> Sorry, I mistake to send the last email, it was for the private mail to
>James Kegl, he wrote me and tell me that I can travel to Bluefields in
>august, and also he told he is a closer friend of you, then I wrote him that
>you ±° e a saint!!!. This is may opinion Val, nobody like you is helping us...
Hello Eugenio! I am glad to hear that you are going to work with
James Kegl in Nicaragua. The Nicaraguan and El Salvadoran SignWriting
groups are right next door to each other, and it makes sense that you
help each other....It will be good for the Deaf students too...
Ha! Regarding sainthood...I doubt seriously I fit in that
category....but thank you for the nice thought...All of you are doing
good work...Every country has good people who work tirelessly for
positive change everyday, and yet they rarely get noticed...So I
acknowledge your contributions in return...
And yes...I first met James' wife, Judy Shepard-Kegl, around 1976, in
Boston. Then later I met James, and we three have been friends ever
since. Judy was the first linguist to support SignWriting, and
arranged for my first SignWriting presentation in the United States
in 1977. You can read about it on this web page:
And what I most appreciate is that James and Judy gave their Deaf
students a choice of writing systems...they didn't force anything on
anyone - they showed them different writing systems and the students
chose SignWriting... Val ;-)
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