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03/10/2018 01:42:23 AM · #1
hey there!! I wanted to say a big hello to the dpchallenge family! I have been gone a very long time and so much has happened. I will just be quick!
On the sad news, I lost my dad and mom. Dad to cancer in 05 and Mom to dementia in 15.
On happy news, I found the love of my life Len and we were married on St Patrick's Day in 17 so our year is coming up next Saturday.
Unfortunately, I no longer have a big camera and all the bells and whistles because I had to sell it when I quit my job to stay home and take care of Mom.
Right before Christmas, my husband got me an Olympus 510 with a 14-42 lens (its what we could afford). And my phone camera takes outstanding photos. I can do a little editing but not much.
I have missed the challenges so much and the discussions and looking at everyone's photos. I still get the emails for the voting from time to time. I hope everyone is doing well. I see a lot of new names. Cheers to everyone!!
03/10/2018 02:17:31 AM · #2
Welcome back, Gayle! I had wondered what had become of you :-) As far as cameras go, I still have fancy gear, but it seems like I mostly just whip out my phone these days. It's liberating!

Anyway, it's swell to have you back!
03/10/2018 05:02:05 AM · #3
Hey Gayle, welcome back. I remember your mom had a heart issue some time back and needed surgery. Seems like she at least came through that ok. So sorry for all the loss in your life, but glad things are looking positive for you lately and as Bear said, it's swell to have you back. Still a few old names you'll probably recognize around here.
03/10/2018 05:05:41 AM · #4
...whoa, looks like you have been gone for a very long time. I bet you didn't even recognize the place. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the new DPC and all it's updated features. (it's sarcasm that I throw out there any time someone returns from a long hiatus) :P
03/11/2018 07:06:56 AM · #5
Hi guys...the place looks the same which is great for me!! There are a few names I still recognize and a lot of new ones. As for my camera, I feel like I can be a bit more spur of the moment with my phone. I will try a few challenges but I do need to get some edit program on this laptop. And Art, my husband would tell you I am just like my Mom with the sarcasm, lots of it and a good understanding of it as well!! lol!!
03/12/2018 12:36:17 AM · #6
Welcome back, Gayle! That's the first time I've heard someone say they're glad nothing's changed LOL!!!
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