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    Greetings from Southern Illinois

    71 year-old geezer with 56 years in photography, but with a 30-plus years absence of true LF involvement. I cut my eye teeth on a 3x4 Anniversary Speed when I was named HS yearbook photo editor. This was back in the days of film packs and using those #22 flashbulbs, which were blinding when they accidentally went off in one's eye!. I had a portrait/commercial studio back in the 80s and had a cheap 4x5 which was used for studio portraits only. My love affair with Graphics has continued to this day, as I have a trusty Super Speed and Pacemaker Speed. I have decided to move up to 8x10, so I ordered a V8 from Barry on May 5. IF and when I ever get the camera, I look forward to using it! I welcome any questions and comments and just want to add that I am truly in awe at the breadth of knowledge some of you possess on here. I have subscribed to Steve's magazine for years and am so pleased to see LF alive and well!.......Bob Goldasich....Carterville, Il

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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    Welcome to the forum, Bob. I worked in So. IL back in the mid-1980's -- Mt Vernon and Sparta. I seem to recall stopping several times in Carterville for a BBQ place as I drove between there and Nashville. It's a small world, eh?

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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    yo Bob,
    My family is all from the White County / Carmi area.
    I get back there every once in a while. Keep us updated on that new V8!

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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Welcome to the forum, Bob. I worked in So. IL back in the mid-1980's -- Mt Vernon and Sparta. I seem to recall stopping several times in Carterville for a BBQ place as I drove between there and Nashville. It's a small world, eh?
    Brian: Thanks for the welcome......speaking of Carterville, one of my other careers was as a Social Security Disability Hearing Officer...I drove from Springfield to the Carbondale SS office for seven years to conduct face-to-face heaings, but don't ever recall seeing signs for Carterville!....Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Wooten View Post
    yo Bob,
    My family is all from the White County / Carmi area.
    I get back there every once in a while. Keep us updated on that new V8!
    Dave: Thanks much!....I grew up in Litchfield, but moved down here when I returned from Arizona in 2012.....I drive a Mustang, so I was trying to avoid the snow belt. Needless to say, that strategy hasn"t worked out so well, as the snow has followed me down here. After a wait of six months, with a litany of excuses from Barry, I am pretty frustrated at this point, as you can imagine.....Bob

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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    Welcome from an Illinois man at heart. Cut my teeth in Kankakee up south of Chicago.
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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    Quote Originally Posted by matthew blais View Post
    Welcome from an Illinois man at heart. Cut my teeth in Kankakee up south of Chicago.

    Matthew-thanks....I have fond memories of Kankakee.....i attended ISU for my undergrad work after Vietnam starting in 1968..I met a grad student from Kankakee whom I dated for several years and would visit her family there. ..I later conducted some disability hearings at the Kankakee SS office and always enjoyed my time there.....Bob

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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    It was a great place then to grow up Bob...And I went to ISU for my degree.
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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    Did my undergrad work at Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee/Bourbonais.

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    Re: Greetings from Southern Illinois

    Welcome,

    I have lived in Carterville, Carbondale and Alto Pass. Wonderful area that most people don't know exists. Still have a few friends entrenched in the woods.

    Sounds like you have plenty of experience to share.
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