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Subject: [Leica] I'm baaaaack
From: summicron at (Frank F. Farmer)
Date: Mon Sep 5 15:25:31 2005
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Truly, I cannot imagine what that is like.  We thought we had a hard 
time with the storm here in Jackson and we suffered virtually no damage 
when compared to NOLA.  My neighborhood is still covered with debris 
and trees are still down blocking roads in some parts of the city.  But 
I have power now and running water (have to boil it, but still, running 
water all the same).  By and large though, things are getting back to 
normal around here with the exception that we have a huge number of 
residents from the south that are now here in the Miss. coliseum and 
other shelters.  Gas lines are finally getting to be less than an hour 
long.  We were very blessed here though.  Good luck to you.

Frank Farmer
Jackson, Miss.

On Sep 5, 2005, at 4:29 PM, Jeffery Smith wrote:

> I suppose that I'll be looking for a new place to work. We hate to 
> drive
> away from the south with everything still in our house (unless it was
> looted), but there seem to be no right answers. Very awkard. Thanks 
> for your
> concerns and prayers. :-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Frank 
> F.
> Farmer
> Sent: Monday, September 05, 2005 4:09 PM
> To: Leica Users Group
> Subject: Re: [Leica] I'm baaaaack
> Jeffery,
> I'm glad to hear that you and your wife are safe.  Sorry about your
> huge sacrifices - you and your family will remain in my thoughts and
> prayers.  As will all others who faced this disaster.
> Frank Farmer
> Jackson, Miss.
> On Sep 3, 2005, at 8:59 PM, Jeffery Smith wrote:
>> I think that the handwriting in on the wall. But for those who are in
>> undamaged areas, their real estate may have increased in value since
>> they CAN survive a category 4 hurricane.
>> ----- Start Original Message -----
>> From: Doug Herr <>
>> To: Leica Users Group <>
>> Subject: Re: [Leica] I'm baaaaack
>>> on 9/3/05 6:41 PM, Jeffery Smith at wrote:
>>>> My wife and I were deeply touched (maybe overwhelmed) by the level
>>>> of concern
>>>> you all expressed for us during this past week. I just bought a
>>>> laptop at a
>>>> Houston Best Buy store. Camera-wise, I planned to flee with an MP +
>>>> 50 'lux
>>>> but accidentally grabbed the M6 + 35/2 Zeiss (sorry).
>>>> Thank you, all of you, for your prayers. I made out far better than
>>>> most of
>>>> the people in my city. The parts of the city that you remember most
>>>> are still
>>>> okay. I wanted to be able to take pictures of the post-Katrina
>>>> devastation,
>>>> but matters degenerated very quickly to a state of martial law. The
>>>> now
>>>> notorious WalMart looting was about 6 blocks from Chris and me. That
>>>> was the
>>>> beginning of the end for us, and we fled later that day (Wednesday).
>>>> I'm quite
>>>> sure that the elderly lady who lives next door to me is dead by now.
>>>> She was
>>>> too frail to move about, and there was literally no decent place to
>>>> take her.
>>>> Nobody answered our 911 calls. She would not have lasted a day in 
>>>> the
>>>> Convention Center. We had to leave our pets behind (two labs and two
>>>> Siamese
>>>> cats). That was very difficult, and it still haunts me.
>>>> The Texans have been wonderful to us. Thank you, Houston!!
>>>> I was glad to read that the others in my neck of the woods made it
>>>> out okay.
>>>> God Bless you all.
>>>> Jeffery (from a Best Western motel somewhere in Houston).
>>> Jeff, It's good to hear the you and Chris are OK, and it's
>>> disheartening to
>>> hear of your elderly neighbor, your pets and of (what seems) the vast
>>> majority of New Orleans.  I hope life gets back to normal for you
>>> soon,
>>> though I suspect that's wishful thinking.
>>> Doug Herr
>>> Birdman of Sacramento
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