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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Guilt?
From: Craig Zeni <>
Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2003 08:04:49 -0500
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>Seth Rosner wrote:
>>  today there is nothing whatever to
>>compare with the excitement of a sailing departure from New York of one of
>>the great liners. It was a bit like New Year's Eve, people at the railings
>>and on the pier waving at one another, confetti flying, champagne corks
>>popping and the deep penetrating boom of the ship's horn signaling that all
>>lines have been cast off and the ship is under way, a tugboat humping away
>>at the ship's stern to bend it into the channel and point the head down the
>>North River, past the Statue of Liberty and on toward the Ambrose Light and
>>the open sea. It was something else.
>Yes, it was like that..

I barely recall going on to the SS United States in the mid 1960s 
when my cousin was going on her honeymoon.  But I do remember the 
excitement and hustle bustle.

It seems we've lost our sense of excitement over traveling overseas - 
jet travel has made it positively routine.  But on my first trip to 
Asia in 1993 I remember standing on a sidewalk in Tokyo and realizing 
exactly WHERE I was and getting quite a rush out of it...this North 
Carolina boy was a long way from home...
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"Bother", said Pooh, as he chambered another round...

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