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Roger Hicks -- Author of The Rangefinder Book

Roger Hicks is a well known photographic writer, author of The Rangefinder Book, over three dozen other photographic books, and a frequent contributor to Shutterbug and Amateur Photographer. Unusually in today's photographic world, most of his camera reviews are film cameras, especially rangefinders. See www.rogerandfrances.com for further background (Frances is his wife Frances Schultz, acknowledged darkroom addict and fellow Shutterbug contributor) .


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The Hunt for the Patent Oyster...
Old 09-18-2016   #1
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The Hunt for the Patent Oyster...

...La lucha continua! (The struggle goes on).

This is a follow-on from the original piece on the site about patent oyster openers.

The reason for these kitchen and similar pieces is that I'm going into hospital on the 11th of next month for a possibly life-threatening operation (6.5% mortality rate, though I should be a good deal better placed than that) and I've decided just to enjoy myself for a few weeks.

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^Delightfully witty . As a motorcyclist , I'd say these are pretty good odds .(I'll even concede that a BMW is a motorcycle ) . Have a completely uneventful hospital stay .
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These product tests are always interesting, I wait impatiently for the final discussion. As for the hospital; after eating Oysters you should be mentally ready. Best wishes on your hopefully short stay there.

P.S. I agree with you on the blue garlic press.
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Roger,
As for your planned medical procedure; May you come through this high on the positive side of the percentages.
As for oyster openers, I have used a simple blade for over 60 years. They just do the job.

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Hope everything works out well for you.
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Bon Voyage, Roger... Just insist on a round-trip ticket.

Best wishes and a bucket of Cheers!

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Wishing you all the Best and a quick recovery.

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Roger, I wish you a smooth, successful operation and a speedy recovery. We'll look forward to having you back.

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Just don't eat any the night before your operation. You don't want the doctors mistaking them for something else.

Also make sure your doctors weren't involved in any of those 6.5% cases.

Wishes for a speedy recovery to you, good sir.

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Roger,
Here's wishing you a complete recovery.
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And what noise does annoy a noisy oyster?

I've always wondered ... and good luck from downunder Roger!
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Best wishes Roger! Have a quick recovery!
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Best wishes Roger. Come through it with flying colours, please! And please let us know, when you are able to, how things progress.
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Bon appetit and best wishes for the op, Roger!
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Not much experience with oysters here ...
...wish you all the best safe and quick recover with you medical treatment
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Sincerely wishing you the best for your hospital visit and medical procedure, and a speedy and successful return to good health, Roger.

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