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personlly i think the first dog was xenon but b.d.colen would know for sure. he identified balsamina as the oskar barnick wife who invented balsamic vinegar. i forwarded all i could find out about balsamina to him privately. i am forced to release it to the list because inquiries about balsamina are deteriorating. for example, what are her measurements? did oskar use short ends from the blue angel for his first roll ever and how many were balsamina nudes? where can they be viewed and how much? please direct these inquiries to b.d.colen. post to <firstname.lastname@example.org> july 22 00 subject:what's in a name? after your post about oskar's wife i had sherlock 2 on my imac div se(obsolete since macworld) check her imput on the leica. there would have been no leica w/o balsamina! oskar picked the name vinnie! maybe to honor balsamina's vinagrette or perhaps because he told everyone they were introduced by "my cousin vinnie." a europeon often uses a first name for a creation:my stunning italian expresso(made in spain)is called francis!francis! luckily oskar asked his wife if she like the name vinnie. 1/2 italian, 1/2 flatbush,balsamina replied"i lika." oskar was overjoyed. "by god i think she's got it. lika! i love it. we'll spell it L-E-I-C-A!" oskar jumped for joy (their daschhund).i'm sending off line as many think even name was a divine inspiration.it was but from the kitchen. w/o balsamina i'd be stuck with vinnie m2. thanks balsamina wherever you are. ralph > From: Krechtz@aol.com > Reply-To: email@example.com > Date: Tue, 1 Aug 2000 18:24:31 EDT > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: [Leica] 24mm R dog > > Wasn't Hektor the name of Ernst Leitz's dog?