I wasn’t going to mention this, but I was thrown into this mess when my landlord died and his wife left behind a bunch of photos that no one wanted. My landlord’s name was Mike Carmichael Carr and he surely does look like the Lee Harvey Oswald character in his old photos. In fact, his birth certificate lists his father’s occupation as ‘actor’. He went to the Scarsdale Class of ’57 Reunion with his wife, Cathy Kelly Flynn Carr, whose maiden adoptive name was Flynn, who graduated that year and was responsible for putting the Reunion booklet together. See Yahoo Groups, SHS Class of ’57 for more information.
Cathy’s daughter looks like the one who calls herself Kelly Anne Conway, or maybe it’s her niece, or some other close relative, but I’ve seen enough photos of her to be certain it’s someone in the family. It’s no wonder she’s looking miserable on interviews these days, she knows she’s next. General Flynn a relative of Kelly Anne and the “Clintons”?
“According to one of the websites, I think it was the B&H site, the Fuji mailers are good through the end of 2009. At 5 for $24.95 the price is still right but the mailers could be worthless the day after you buy them. I sent an e-mail to Dwayne’s to ask about both the expiration date and whether Dwayne’s would allow us to use the mailer for 120 slide film too. There is a difference of several dollars between the cost of a Fuji mailer at $4.95 and what any established lab will charge for processing a roll.
The envelope I got from Kodak Film Processing shows a Dallas, TX address but the postmark shows that it was mailed from Parsons, KS.
The local camera store owner here in NJ told me that he thought Kodak stopped honoring the mailers as soon as the last Qualex lab closed. What I don’t understand is how Qualex was even involved. The film I sent with PK mailers in January had nothing to do with Qualex.
Dwayne’s [photo lab] processed it.
The trend does not look good for anyone who wants to shoot slide film. As the number of labs running E6 gets smaller and smaller there will eventually be film which can no longer be processed commercially. When that happens you will be able to but E6 kits, probably not from Kodak, and when the kits are gone, shooting slides will also be gone.
I also like shooting color print film but shooting and projecting slide film is the one thing that is most difficult to approximate with digital equipment. Now I really have to wonder whether Kodachrome processing will make it into 2010. With the film at $8 or more per roll and $13 or $14 for the Pro film and another $14 + shipping for processing and mounting there just won’t be a big demand for it.
Taylor and Topeka-based Jostens, the nation’s largest producer, share two-thirds of the yearbook pie. Some 3.5 million books a year come pouring out of Taylor’s four plants, in Dallas, San Angelo and El Paso, Texas, and Chester County, Pa.
The company prints yearbooks for the U.S. Naval Academy (whose books must be assembled in two volumes because they are chock-full of defense contractors’ ads) and for rural school systems so small that one student could carry the entire order of books.