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Subject: [Leica] Ted's Opening WOW! WOW!! WOW!!!!!!! :-)
From: lluisripollphotography at (Lluis Ripoll)
Date: Mon, 5 May 2014 00:30:41 +0200
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Hi Ted,

Once again a big WOW, WOW, WOW for you, again my congratulations and 
thoughts, the 24th. I?ve remembered all the day the big event and wish be 
there ?, I?ve had the perusal pleasure to share with you great moments in 
Barcelona and I can perfectly share your thoughts and emotion.

I toast a glass with you for the bext time we meet!


El 03/05/2014, a las 18:02, tedgrant at escribi?:

> How does one answer over 1800 e-mails about a moment in my life as 
> wonderful and emotional as the LEICA GALLERY opening? Between the LEICA 
> folder incoming and the general mail incoming folder that many! 1800!!! :-)
> No I'm not going to answer them all individually, but hopefully try to 
> answer them with one huge "THANK YOU" to all those who could make it to 
> the gallery opening. And obviously many who've posted the fun photos of 
> crew and myself enjoying the camaraderie of the get to-gether and meeting 
> face to face. As well as the many many who couldn't make it, but have sent 
> so many congratulation e-mails. Love you all! :-)
> I will give you the bit of emotional impact I felt as I walked into the 
> gallery by myself early afternoon Thursday:
> A short walk along a hallway I could see into the gallery and a few of the 
> prints on the wall, but not a complete room of the 5 rooms of hanging 
> photos. A few more steps and there I stood looking at so many photos I was 
> completely mesmerized and heart soaring like crazy! And those who know me 
> face to face will appreciate the next line! :-)
> I just broke down and began bawling, crying completely uncontrollably! 
> Just as I sit here once again shedding tears as I recall the moment and 
> not having my dear wife Irene of 64years standing there with me. Now 
> passed away two years. It was she who put the first camera in my hands as 
> a birthday gift, May 27 1950! She was my toughest photo editor and pat on 
> back giver when deserved person.
> Of all the wonderful folks who attended, she is the one most deserving of 
> being there! And I cried and cried some more!
> A huge emotional moment to say the least! Although during the several days 
> I returned each time and reveled in the amazing beauty of the photos on 
> the walls. I felt her presents in my heart. As I know without question, 
> she was there in spirit! Quite often as she was when I was away on some 
> assignment in a dark corner of Earth.
> Thank you all who could make it and to those who couldn't? We now have so 
> many people moment photos being posted, everyone one was there. :-)
> cheers to all!
> ted
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