Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/11/19

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Subject: [Leica] Proud Daddy of a Washington Press Corp member
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Wed Nov 19 16:17:04 2008
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You have a right to be very proud.  Our offspring are our finest 

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adam Bridge" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:58 PM
Subject: [Leica] Proud Daddy of a Washington Press Corp member

> ....well, for a few hours anyway!
> My son, Tom, is one of the founders of a blog called "We Love D.C."
> You can find it at:
> <>
> if you're suitably brave.
> Today he attended the re-opening of the National Museum of American
> History, a part of the Smithsonian. The President was to speak and
> somehow he found himself with a White House Press Pool pass for the
> event. They put him between the AP and the Wash. Post photographers
> with his Canon 10D. As he walked through the museum everyone was
> extremely helpful and wanted to help him find just the right shot.
> Nothing like being called "Mr. Bridge" by someone very senior at the
> museum. I'm certain he remembered his manners and thanked everyone.
> Probably right away they knew he wasn't a serious member of the press
> corps. <grin>
> David McCullough spoke, as did the President. Now both my sons have
> been closer to Presidents than I have ever been: Erik when President
> and Mrs. Carter rode the JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) from Georgia to New
> London, and now Tom on the National Mall. I'm happy for both of them.
> (A side note: submarine crews have a feeling about "the real thing"
> and Jimmy Carter ranked very high. He talked with every crewman, told
> great stories, and provided a fine historical connection to the early
> days of nuclear submarining.)
> Adam
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