Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/01/16

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Subject: [Leica] An Irish wake in a new land
From: "E. Lo" <>
Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 20:30:14 +0800

Hi John,

Both my parents passed away last year about a month apart.  I am the
eldest son of the family. Mine was the last face my mother looked at
during her last moment on earth.  But like you I couldn't make it to the
hospital on time when my father passed away.

You images took me by surprise as I casually clicked open your image
files, like I've clicked open so many other image files by others of the
LUG.  Emotions they stirred up had me take a deep breath as I read a
little bit afterwards what the images were about . . . 

My deepest sympathies.

Edmund Lo
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From: "John Collier" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 2:31 PM
Subject: [Leica] An Irish wake in a new land

: An Irish wake in a new land
: Though I have been using my cameras a great deal this past year, I have
: avoiding developing my last B&W exposures from early April. Finally on
: Christmas day I got up the courage to process, scan and print the film.
: Images that had not yet faded from my mind greeted me as the printer
: and snuffled its way through the paper.
: My father had past away while I was on my way home so I was not there to
: wish him god speed; only a few hours too late. My family and I stayed with
: him that night in the hospital and my mother slept one last night with
: In the morning he was still warm from my mother's closeness. The women of
: the family stripped and washed the body and we dressed him in fresh
: before the morticians came to take him away.

: John Collier
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