C'est moi. Another Mr. Eha's Place Picture Page
Number 11

 

Some of you have expressed great interest in my house. Well, here it is again--the same as on the home page of my site--as it was back when they built them to last. It still looks pretty much the same as it does in this 1950s photo, although I have done a few modernizations and made some modest improvements. Most recently I have added a relatively inconspicuous discone, omni-directional antenna to my roof  in order to pull in Martian transmissions more effectively. My neighbors on either side have registered complaints with some official Centerboro Department of Something or Other, even though I have made it a point to invite them over for a listen. I just don't understand why they won't even give it a try..
Centerboro F.D. Junior Drum Corps Here we have a photo of the Centerboro Fire Dept.'s Junior Drum and Bugle Corp. I include it here because I am in it. Let's see if you can pick me out. Herb Garble was also in this group until he was asked to leave by the fire chief after setting fire to his garage--Herb's garage, that is, and accidentally, of course. The story of that Herb Garble misadventure is told elsewhere on this site.
Centerboro Cinema Palace interior A view of the interior of the Centerboro Cinema Palace. That was its original name way, way back. It was later known as the Grand Palace Motion Picture Theater and last known as the Family Theater when still owned and run by Stanley Muszkiski. It was pretty musty by then, and nearly all the seats were rump-sprung, but it could have been renovated and spiffed up instead of destroyed by the cloddish urban renewalists. I'll bet you didn't think the ceiling would be so high, did you?  
Old Centerboro postcard Another postcard from the late Jason Brewer's collection. I daresay that from 1900 through the late 1950s the sentiment expressed on the card would have been universally agreed upon in Centerboro. Brewer also had cards in his collection identical to this one, but with the names of neighboring towns like Tushville, Bounding Brook, Pocanaxon, and South Pharisee in the pennant, so I guess there must have been some kind of postcard template that you could have had customized so as to brag about your town.

Judge Roy Bean

William and Peter the Bear

Andrew Carnegie

Judge Roy Bean

William Bean

Andrew Carnegie

On March 4, 2000, I received a query from Axon Spardoze (the obviously anagrammatic pen name of the author of the great philosophical science fiction novel Mostly Water and the current editor-in-chief of EHA Industries Publications) who invited me to speculate upon a genetic link among the three gentlemen pictured above. I have already ruminated briefly and inconclusively upon a possible relationship between Judge Roy Bean and William Bean. I do not believe there is anything other than a superficial physical resemblance between Andrew Carnegie and Roy or William. BTW, if you can obtain a copy of Mostly Water (Spardoze's only novel), it is well worth whatever price you have to pay (up to $100)--even to satisfy a price-gouging bookdealer or to beat a fiercely competitive bidder on eBay. I would not recommend going either route unless I thought it truly worth it. 
Mushroom Planet books You may recollect that I have made references to the splendid Mushroom Planet books by Eleanor Cameron elsewhere on my site. Some readers have actually questioned their existence--as though I would have nothing better to do than fabricate such a series. Why would I want to do that? You get nothing but The Truth™ here, you know that. In any case, to settle the hash of the skeptical, here is an image of the first two books in the series, which is, incidentally, far superior to the Freddy books any day of the week.

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