2002 Bulletin Board Postings

Edith Sieg wrote (September 1, 2002)

A little “news” from Chicagoland.

I have enjoyed taken photos for a long time. With the encouragement of my family I recently entered a photo contest and submitted a photo to a newspaper. Four of my entries in the photo contest earned an award and my first photo was published in the local newspaper a couple of days ago.

I like to take pictures where ever I go, but especially of the beautiful outdoors. Going through my photos from this year I have culled maybe about 200 photos that I think may be saleable but as of yet I have no clue how to go about finding potential buyers. If anyone in the class is willing to answer some of my questions about finding outlets for my work or share photography tips I’d love to hear from you. For example:

I have trouble photographing bright red roses. They rarely come out the way I’d like.

Can or even should I try to sell a photo of a little girl on a carnival ride or a guy catching a fish without knowing their names or having a “model release”?



Sheila (Potter) Cole wrote (September 1, 2002)

Thanks for all of the updates. I was just browsing the website and noticed that my work email you have listed is changed. It’s now scole@bosusa.com – I got “reorganized” again and have landed back at the company I was working at before. They “reorganized” my job out and are now “reorganizing” it back in! Crazy world.

Just a little update on my world- our middle son/step-son, Nathan, has just completed one year in the Marine Corps. He is stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC but was just deployed this weekend to the Caribbean. He finished basic just before 9-11, his MOS is assault vehicles, so we have been concerned that he would be deployed to combat zones. But we are very proud of our Marine, Semper Fi and Ooorah! The rest of the family is “broiling” here in Arizona!

Sheila (Potter) Cole

Eugene Hartsock wrote (August 25, 2002)

I have been doing what I have always done, fixing shoe and leather stuff. I got married to a St. Paul girl in 1975.

I’ve lived here since 1974 , first in Minneapolis, then St. Paul in ’75.

I’ve owned a shoe shop in the Midway area of St. Paul for over 14 years.

I worked in the shoe repair, and shoe making business since I worked first at Roger’s Shoe Service when they were on College St. downtown, the I worked at Smitty’s down on lower Gilbert St. for over 4 years. I worked at a shoe factory that made custom outdoor boots.

One fun time I had was to do shoe work for the Grumpy Old Men movies. I just happened to be in my shop at 7:30 on a Monday morning when they called. The rest is history.

I have 2 sons, 24 & 19. My oldest was the athlete that I only wished to be. 1st conference in both football and baseball at Johnson High school in St Paul. He now is in the TV sports of Fox Sports, doing Camera work, and directing the St. Paul Saints Minor League Baseball broadcasts. Also Camera work for both Twins, and Vikings. Wow!

I still play the organ for church, and my wife sings.

My youngest son is a sophomore at Northwestern Bible College in Roseville, Minnesota. He is the assistant editor for the college newspaper.

I still like photography. I have used it for my website for my shoe repair business (Okay, I used templates, But I am still learning!)

Dan Hackmann wrote (April 14, 2002)

My wife Mücki and I moved to Switzerland (we live on Lake Zürich in Küsnacht, about 5 km from the city of Zürich). I have been working for a Swiss IT company since August 1999 called Comicro-Netsys (www.comicro.ch). Hence my new business e-mail address is daniel.hackmann@comicro.ch.

Hope everything is fine in Iowa City. Haven’t had a chance to come back there since 1996. Hang in there and thanks for the work with the site.


Dan Hackmann