THERE is something special about schoolteachers which makes me curious - and that is they don’t seem to get old like the rest of us.
They do, of course, in terms of the passing years. But physically there appears to be some restraint on the ageing process.
I know this because most of the teachers who taught me in my primary school journey during the 1970s, and also in high school, are still strong and look younger than me.
One of them is Alphonse Sil from Kup in the Kerowagi District (pictured with me above).
Alphonse taught me from Grades 3 to 5 in 1975-77 and is now in his seventies but, as you can see, looks tough and youthful for his age.