The kindness of others.

Sometimes, I feel Blanche DuBois got it right: You always depend upon the kindness of others.

A case in point is a recent gift from Quinton a few weeks ago. We happened to see one another at a local coffee shop and he asked if I'd bought a camera yet. When I said "No." he offered to give me the Olympus digital he had just replaced. Needless to say, I was gobsmacked and could only graciously reply "How kind of you. Thank You. I appreciate it very much."

I've been learning the ins-and-outs of using it and find it suits my needs quite well. Now, I just have to figure out how to post things to the knitting sites when I don't own a personal computer. My one grandniece is a photography buff and another friend works with audiovisual media...I'll brainstorm with them for ideas and options.

So..."Thank You" again, Q. Friendship is a kindness enough, but having this generous gift takes it a bit above and beyond.


AKQGuy's picture

Not a problem. I was happy to pass it along. But as you saw, it just figures that it's cable would show up after 3 years of searching and hopefully that darn Kodak XD card was the root of all of it's troubles and it continues being a great little camera for you.

You may want to think of opening a free picasa account. It's through google and if you can post to that site, you can then cross link photos to such places as here. That's how I posted Bob's sweaters pic. Just a thought.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Q. I've not had any problems with the camera freezing up so I'm guessing it was the Kodak card. Of course, I've not done marathon sessions of photos, either.

I didn't know about Picasa. Only Flickr. I know the latter has how to download there but I haven't checked further. I figure I'd best get acquainted with the camera first.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

Lovely story of friendship and generosity. Of course, you, too, Joe, had a part to play by being a friend. Both of you are lucky.

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thank you Q, Dennis, Kerry, and Ron. I appreciate it and value your friendship.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Kerry's picture

A lovely win/win outcome for both of you.

chipsir's picture

How very kind of Q, I often read his blogs and have thought what an entertaining chap and as has been stated, you yourself had a roll in this act of kindness, bless both of you.

michaelpthompson's picture

How thoughtful of you Q. And Joe, I've had good success at my local library with a USB card reader. You can just plug it right in the port and upload from there.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Thanks, Michael. I had a similar tip from my grandniece but she didn't know much about them.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.