Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/10

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Subject: [Leica] Grateful for California Dead
From: mitch.zeissler at (Mitch Zeissler)
Date: Thu Jun 10 21:01:34 2004

Reminds me of the time I saw a DC motorcade for 41 pulling up to one of the
fancy hotels back in 1990 (sorry, didn't own a Leica at that time).
Everyone on the street was ooo-ing and ahhh-ing, while they jostled one
another and tried to capture a glimpse of the president.  Just then, several
of the Secret Service war wagons (the big black Chevy Suburbans) pulled
across the road on either side of 41's limo and dropped their rear and side
windows, with all the hardware poking out (similar to Keith's image, but
with the barrels actually sticking out of the windows; not pointed at
anything in particular, but making their presence known).

Dunno what sort of threat the Secret Service guys were expecting, but in
that instant the only sounds we heard in the deafening silence was the
crackle of police radios and the distant traffic elsewhere in the city.
Every pedestrian around me was rooted to the spot, trying to appear the size
of a fly or smaller.  Once 41 was hustled into the hotel, the war wagons
sealed back up and cops told everyone to move along.

Now I try to go the opposite direction whenever I see a large motorcade
coming in our region.



-----Original Message-----
Do you mean to say they had a pile of these

In reply to: Message from keith at (Keith R. Wessel) ([Leica] Grateful for California Dead)