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Subject: [Leica] Celebration month & good night!
From: dlridings at (Daniel Ridings)
Date: Fri May 5 01:11:20 2006
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Sleep well, Ted. Many thanks for your common sense and liberal sharing
of your experience and knowledge.

You're only a year older than my mother and she still runs in a
mother-and-daughter 5 mile race (or was it 10, no, must be 5) --- in
the midwestern, Chicago summer heat.

Sounds like you've had a wonderful life. You've still got that camera,
... and your wife.


On 5/5/06, Ted Grant <> wrote:
> Well lads and lasses this is a celebrating month, the 56th year since I had
> a camera placed in my hands as a first birthday gift by my beautiful wife
> for my first birthday after we married in the previous October, 1949. :-) 
> It
> was a good year! :-)
> And 16 months later after receiving the camera which I still have, my first
> newspaper credited photograph appeared 17 September 1951 in The Ottawa
> Citizen newspaper. And I've never looked back since.
> Has my passion for photography waned?  Never! I'm still as full of the
> photography passion as I've ever been, if not more so. If there is any
> disappointment in my life, as incredible as it has been?
> "At this moment I know I don't have the same number of years to go that 
> I've
> just enjoyed with such passion, friendship, excitement and a never ending
> photographic assignments many others would kill for. Photographically I've
> probably lived the lives of any ten other photographers. Damn I love it so!
> In reality , "is there anything else?"  Not in my life time has there ever
> been nor will there be at the young age of 77! ;-)
> I have had the wonderful good fortune to learn about the workings and
> professions of so many others, enjoyed their company as we worked together
> to capture their moments, so many others could learn of what they did and
> do.
> The world travelling, the seemingly never ending international sports 
> events
> plus all the other peoples of the world assignments.Trust me a classic 
> photo
> life if ever there was.
> Today, my number 2 son, whom many of you know I've praised on more than one
> occasion for his incredible sports action pictures, is here in Victoria on
> assignment shooting the Canadian Diving Championships.
> However, today he assisted in dismantling my darkroom! :-( A sad day in 
> many
> years.:-(  A sort of "closing shop" and moving on! :-(
> In any event I intend on keeping an eye on you folks as an observer and if
> necessary, tan yer hide if you get stupid about a photography subject! ;-)
> To the "Saloon Keeper?" Thank you a whole bunch for your patients,  more
> than I can offer at the moment.
> Kindest regards to all.
> good night,
> ted
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Message from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] Celebration month & good night!)