Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] doctors and lawyers (or civil servants?): An Introduction
From: "Chris Schweda" <>
Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 17:15:07 -0500

Well, I'm no doctor or lawyer or dentist, although some of my best friends 

Me, I'm a lowly civil servant.

Now, the question may be: how can a civil servant (working for the State of 
Illinois) afford a Leica?

The answer, simply, is Cormac McCarthy. Or, more specifically, a Cormac 
McCarthy first edition of _Suttree_ -- a book which I recently sold to 
acquire a used M6 from Rich Pinto @ PhotoVillage (thanks, Rich!).

I don't get the absurdities of selling a book for close to the price of a 
used M6 TTL, but, hey, I'm not one to complain.

Photos of the book are here:

Picked it up for $10 in Ann Arbor in 1992. Sold it 10 years later for -- 
well -- very close to the price of an M6. Go figure.

Anyway, consider this my introduction to the LUG. I've lurked for a long 
time. Very enjoyable.

Pictures from the M6 will very shortly (tomorrow, I suspect) appear on my 

(Lots of pictures there now, though...)


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