But I owe it all to my dad :). I don’t ever remember him being without a camera. When I was a small child, I have vivid memories of making playdough animals by the dim light of a darkroom redlight with my brother, as my dad made black and white prints and watched over us. He’s been gone for many years, but he left behind one of his first cameras, a Minolta Autocord TLR with a broken shutter. This camera moved around with me for many years and I re-discovered it in a box a couple of weeks ago. With a little internet surfing, I found a resource for repairing the camera (Karl Bryan, here in Oregon), and sent it off. Karl cleaned and fixed the camera, and replaced some leatherette. I got it back this week and it looks and works just beautifully. I’ve put two rolls of TMAX film through the camera now, and will have it developed very soon. I hope to have some shots from this camera up on the website shortly after. Isn’t it cute??