Here in New Jersey, for as long as I can remember, there has been a monthly camera show called the Second Sunday Camera Show. I've gotten a number of useful items there over the years.

Last year, I received notice that there would be no shows in September and October. I couldn't imagine the reason why; perhaps the show organizer was going to be laid up following surgery, or some other reason.

Recently, when I looked up the show dates for 2012, there were only three (three!) shows, in March, September, and November.

When I saw that, I asked myself, "Why bother?"

Dieter Zakas
Huh, NJ