[rollei_list] Re: Merry Christmas

  • From: "Allan Derickson" <alland435@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 24 Dec 2013 21:08:50 -0800

The same to you, Marc.

Allan from Olympia too!

> -----Original Message-----
> From: rollei_list-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:rollei_list-
> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Marc James Small
> Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 5:39 PM
> To: rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [rollei_list] Merry Christmas
> 
> As it says:  the best of the holiday to all of our List Members and,
> for that matter, to all others.  Some of us are Christians, some are of
> other faiths and some, perhaps a majority, are agnostics.  So be it.
> Have a fine day off from work, if nothing else.  Spend the time
> studying  brain surgery so that you can understand how to fix your
> Rolleiflex on your own.  Me?  I send mine out.
> 
> In any event, have a grand day tomorrow (today for some of you).  We
> are a wonderful mix of folks, and our massed expertise astonishes the
> world.  Well, it certainly astonishes me.  You guys are great, and I
> really sit in shock that this List has lasted as long as it has with
> only one major glitch over the years.  I have learned so much from the
> assemvbly that I can never thank you enough.
> 
> Many folks see the Yule as the turnover of the year.  Well, my birthday
> was on (wait for it) 13 JAN 1950, in the City of Lost Angels, LA,
> California.  St. Mary's Hospital in Los Angeles and I was born,, as the
> papers seem to show, at 8:54 PM.  The doctor noted that this was a
> 'difficult delivery'.  Gosh.  If the fellow had followed my life, he'd
> have known the woes I have known.  This was the era of Joe Friday and
> DRAGNET.  And, to finish the tease, I was born on Friday the
> Thirteenth, and that has remained my lucky day.  That is when my year
> changes.
> 
> On a side note, some of you are aware of the grand Canon camera
> scholar, Peter Dechert.  I received a Christmas e-mail setting out that
> he was doing well in the ninth decade of his life.  It has been thirty
> years since I published my Leica Thread-Mount Lens book, and Peter was
> very much a part of that project.  He received the first of my author's
> copies of the book.
> 
> Have a grand day, whether you call it Christmas or something else.
> 
> Thank you, Rollei People, for teaching me so much.
> 
> Marc
> 
> It is a good world for doing good deeds.
> -- Nathaniel the Faun
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