36. 31 January 2006
My Dear Bani,
I have just sent you a
message through your website! A very great advantage of having
a website, especially if your name is B S Oloruntoba, of which
there are few in the world. I was delighted to see a picture of
you taken at a wedding last year and you are looking just the
same as ever! But your grand-children are growing, both in
number and stature!
I cannot remember when
we were last in touch. It must be three or four years ago. Had
I moved to Laos? There is much to tell, but I am presently
bowed down under the weight of things that MUST BE DONE! I
shall write again with some more news before too long, but more
especially if I hear from you, in reply.
All the very best and
What a small world we
live in!. We met last in London in the summer of 2001 I think.
It was before you moved away from the UK.
Yes, there is much to
discuss and to catch up on each other's life. But first, let me
tell you that I have retired from working life. I retired from
the board of the Nigerian German Chemicals (formerly Hoechst)
after reaching the age of 70. Then two years ago, the French and
Nigerian partners of SEEPC (manufacturer of livestock feeds)
decided to sell off the company.
I am now 77 and living
quietly as a Grand Papa in Ilorin. Elizabeth and I often
remember you and Jean and wondered where you were. Thank you
for letting us know that you are in Laos.
37. July 3, 2006
you very much for the web address for your family website. It
was great learning about your family and this also gave me great
insight into the Nigerian culture. I was born and raised on a
farm and so I can appreciate the article about the cassava, as
well as your interest in agriculture.
Yinka as one of the rising stars of orthopaedic surgery in
Africa. He has a heart for his patients and does talk about
things, but he is very action oriented and he has started SIGN
programs in three countries besides the country where he is
residing now. We look forward to our visit and having
discussion with him about how orthopaedists can be advanced. We
also look forward to having him at our SIGN conference.
Creating Equality of Fracture Care Throughout the World
Please visit our website today <www.sign-post.org>
Zirkle, Jr., M.D., President and Founder
Dear Dr Lewis Zirkle,
Thank you for
visiting our family website. Yinka has spoken very highly of
SIGN and we are glad that the President and Founder has visited
our home on the Internet. It is an amateurish site even though I
call myself the "Family Webmaster".
Yinka's page as
well as those of his sisters and brother are not updated as
often as I would like them to be. All the same, the site gives
some background information of our family interests as well as
insight of Nigerian cultures and it helps to keep in touch with
We have put you
on our mailing list to receive our periodic updates newsletters.
38. Dr Kehinde wrote:
Greetings from God's own country where I am sitting right now by
your son, Yinka. He told me of your site and I am really
impressed. Most old folks don't know anything about computers
not to talk of having a website for their family. Keep it up
sir. Ki olorun fun yin ni emi gigun ki e le se pe
(Yoruba, meaning may God grant you long life to continue).
Greetings too to grandma and that i'll copy some of her recipe
for my wife. One more thing, Ipekere is plantain
to introduce a web host to you:
They are the best in the world: 250gb of
storage, 3Gb of traffic/month, no nag, no ads and a good forum:
You'll love it Sir. They are also the host of my website
I'll put a link to your website on me soon.
I have just returned
from your website. It is a professional one compared with mine
which is amateurish. Thanks for contacting me.
You said Yinka is
there with you. Say hi to him for Mum and I.
Our family website is
hosted free at tipod.com. But it is growing rapidly and will
soon grow beyond the allowed 20MB. I am looking for a safe host
and your host, with its unbelievable free 250meg space, with no
banner adverts, seems ideal. What is the catch? Do they support
Microsoft FrontPage which is my age old editor?
I will surely contact
you again to keep up this discussion.
To answer your
question, mum said what she meant by plantain fritters is dodo.
Ipekere is made by slicing unripe plantain very thinly and
frying the slices to produce some sort of biscuits.
Bye for now.
39. On Adventure at
That is one of the
most amazing stories we have ever heard! I have only one
statement - ONLY IN NIGERIA! Thank God for his grace. In South
Africa you would wait at least a week or 2 to get the car and
they would charge you per hour. You will NEVER find a road side
mechanic here that would have the skill to carry out such a
repair. Kudos to the Amazing Mechanics of Oko (AMO)
and the Mo's
I agree with you Yinka.
We often under rate the skill of our local roadside mechanics.
They virtually keep the vehicles on our roads moving because the
organised garages in the towns can't cope with the rural
Adventure at Oko, Bunmi wrote:
Dad, thanks for sharing
this story with us. I recollect that we had a similar breakdown
in the middle of "nowhere" on the road between Lagos and Ilorin.
Those were the days in which there were no cell phones and the
driver of the car had to find his way to the nearest town to get
help. We arrived home very late to meet a worried mum wondering
what had happened!
Bunmi, the advent of the cell phone contributed to the fun side
of this adventure at Oko. Unlike the breakdown near Ogbomosho
which you referred to, with our cell phones, we were able to get
in touch with the folks in Ibadan and Ilorin, not to talk of the
"minute by minute" reports from Akin to Yemisi in
Nairobi, Kenya. At one stage, I had to admonish Akin not to
cause Yemisi to panic.
Looking back, it was great fun because we were able to get away
from Oko that night. Otherwise, the giant mosquitoes there would
have taken a pint of blood from each of us!
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