Those who decide to leave and those who just … leave.

This year I’ve continued the daunting task of creating world peace through Junk Store Cameras. Have you noticed a difference yet? [You’re welcome.] Now that I’m retired I have more time for it. So I guess you can expect more peace is on the way.

In Portugal, I left a C3 with these yay-hoos:

 

Yay-hoos at Feira Da Ladra, Lisbon.

I took a few cameras to western New York.

Oh! But while I was there I left a camera at the old Film For Classics place in Honeoye Falls.

Dick Haviliand had encouraged me those many years ago. I wanted him to have a Gala camera.

THIS camera, as a matter of fact.

Though they weren’t home when I left the camera, Dick & Joan called me later. They are two of the most incredibly generous folks I know.

Then, I took a few cameras to Peru. A few months back my dear friend asked me to come get his camera collection. His cancer treatments weren’t working any more. He passed away while I was in Peru.  I was using his converted pinhole camera (in which he had left a partially exposed roll of film.) I’ve got a lot more to say about him and his collection, but I can’t quite do that yet.

Philip’s pinhole camera at Machu Picchu.

I’m working on updating my old Minox page. Originally it had the only Minox I possessed – a “B” that my friend Mike Levy had given to me. Mike left us in 2011 but I will always remember his unique insight and humor. I plan to add not only the cameras from my very recently departed friend (the friend who modified the pinhole camera – above), but also a Minox set I obtained a while back. It had belonged to my Uncle Bill, who disappeared under weird circumstances in 1958. I never met him, but I certainly appreciate having a few of his cameras.

Minox III set my uncle left behind.

 

Last and kind of [very] least: The KOA Happy Camper Camera review is up!

One Happy Camper!

 

 

One Response

  1. And you have a Minox site!?! This place just keeps getting better & better!
    I’m sorry about your friend. I’m glad you made it to Peru though.
    I don’t know if you know this already – there’s a total eclipse of the sun next April that’s going to pass over Western NY!

    1. Drew: About the Minox – I’ve had my long-ago-disappeared Uncle’s Minox repaired and am taking it on an adventure, in an attempt to sort of follow in his footsteps. I’m following in his footsteps, using the cameras he left behind. Next month (January) is Archbold, Ohio. February is San Salvador, Bahamas. We’ll see how it goes. Another part of this adventure has me in Indiana during April’s total eclipse – I think. Anyway, I hope you didn’t waste too much time here. You certainly have better things to do! Ha! Thanks again for the comments. -Marcy

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