FANTABULOUS SYBIL SAUL JAMES CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY – By Waltie Ainsworth

FANTABULOUS SYBIL SAUL JAMES CELEBRATES 80TH BIRTHDAY
By Waltie Ainsworth

 

Come September 12th, 2017 Ms Sybil Veronica Saul- James will be celebrating her 48th year of living in North America and from all indications, this date is just as significant as her 80th birthday celebrated last June.

The birthday celebrations were fantabulous from all accounts. It was held at an exquisite ballroom in Atlantic City where her husband former policeman and retired Psychologist Oscar James presided over the gathering of siblings, offspring, family, friends and other cohort groups.

Auntie Sybil is originally from Victoria and attended St Andrews Primary at Cove and John. In her formative 32 years in Guyana, she was a teacher at Cane Grove and Mahaicony before leaving St Sidwell’s Primary School in Lodge, Georgetown on an academic scholarship overseas. 

In the last 48 years she faced her challenges, improving her academic and professional self with a Bachelors degree in Economics from Rutgers University in Newark. This degree allowed her to work in corporate America as she raised three kids and later she branched off at the traditional retirement age to pursue studies in nursing as an encore profession.

Auntie Sybil is my biological aunt and she looks and feels effervescent like the time when she lived in Guyana. Her life is still colorful and productive and she maintains a religious schedule weekly in the Episcopalian Church. She is a strong believer in education and oral traditions as well as a champion in telling short stories and community experiences to her 12 grandchildren and other community members.

It should be noted that her youngest brother Edgar Mortimer who will be 70 come October shares a significant milestone with Aunty Sybil. Auntie Sybil left Guyana on the eve of Edgars wedding on September 13th 1969 and a bhagwat seems to be on the horizon. It may be easier to stop tomorrow than to abort another celebration of life within the Saul clan. ASOLMELYKAM.

 

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