[rollei_list] Re: Merry Christmas

  • From: CarlosMFreaza <cmfreaza@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <rollei_list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 25 Dec 2013 11:10:38 -0200

Merry Christmas to you too Marc and all the list members!

From the southern hemisphere, close to the Tropic of Capricorn.

Carlos

2013/12/24 Marc James Small <marcsmall@xxxxxxxxxxx>:
> 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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