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When I was nine, my beloved Grandmother Bea took me to the opening of Epcot Center in Florida. She gave me $30, a small fortune in 1979, and told me I could buy whatever I wanted. Surrounded by toys and candy and with two days to spend my money I walked into the first gift shop I saw and bought a KODAK Pocket INSTAMATIC 20 Camera. It had the flash cube on top that popped and rotated when you wound the film. It cost me $28 and I was fascinated. I bought that camera because I was amazed by what I was seeing and I wanted to take pictures. Decades later, nothing has changed. I am still fascinated by life, people specifically, and I want to take pictures.  When not taking pictures, I can be found doing chores on the farm with my beautiful Dalmatian, Della.