Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/26

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Subject: [Leica] The Big Day!!! :-)
From: philippe.amard at (Philippe AMARD)
Date: Wed Mar 26 15:07:04 2008
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Ted mon Ami [sic],

Good on you [sic], and please, keep to the kiss principle[sic] even if 
you're not in the shadow side [sic] for a change.
Bien amicalement
Philippe (sigh*)

* wish I were there with you

TED GRANT wrote:

>So here we are more than buns deep in snow in Ottawa for this day of 
>It starts with a special luncheon at the famed Rideau Club hosted by 
>ex-Prime Minister Joe Clak and his wife Maureen. Later a media interview.
>Then 7PM at the National Archives of Canada a hosted reception for invited 
>guests whom I have no idea will be there. All I was told was 
>" you'll be surprised!" :-) Nice way to start off the celebration of the 
>screening at 7.30 of the film documentary about my wicked wicked life as a 
>photojournalist and the 280,000 images collected by the Archives of Canada 
>of my photography.
>It's the largest collection in Canadian history by one Canadian 
>photographer. Quite frankly a surprise!
>7.30 the lights fade and the film begins! Trust me a scary thought as you 
>have no idea how these people sitting in a big theatre auditorium will 
>re-act. Me? 
>Hell I know already there are places I'll be my usual tear shedding Ted 
>simply because the personal realities of being on location with things like 
>the  Chernobyl cancer ridden kids come sweeping back.
>Do you know why I'm telling this to you folks?
>Because I'm as nervous as a kitten! Man nothing like this or even close has 
>ever happeend to me in my life and I'm kind of reaching out to the LUG 
>family for strength to cope. I know I'll get through whatever it is, but 
>it's not going to be easy, trust me. I do have most of my family here for 
>support, but you folks are special lso.
>I'll fill you in later with the events happenings. :-)
>the old guy,
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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