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Re: For Pascack Valley Line History Buffs
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 05:58:27 AM »
AGAIN, I REPEAT MY INQUIRY:

You are frequently posting a lot of Hackensack things for sale on eBay   Could it be that you are constantly searching eBay for Hackensack relics?  Or, here's another plausible scenario: YOU have a huge collection of Hackensack artifacts and photos, and YOU are selling them off.

If so, maybe the City of Hackensack should find a few dollars in their budget and make you an offer for EVERYTHING you want to sell.  These artifacts should be stored by Hackensack's official historian.  Eventually the City of Hackensack WILL have it's own museum.

As much as we'd like to see it happen, Hackensack's current historian can't push for a museum due to a personal conflict of interest.  So there's no point in asking him to do so.  However, at some point the city will have it's own museum.  The city needs to start stockpiling important relics.  To see key Hackensack artifacts and relics distributed into private hands via eBay sales is an absolute travesty.  It looks like this is what is happening.

Or maybe you, Mr. Liefe, should keep all your stuff until the city decides to buy it all.  And leave it in your will to the City of Hackensack, to be managed by the city's historian, should something happen to you first.

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Re: For Pascack Valley Line History Buffs
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 10:38:58 AM »
AGAIN, I REPEAT MY INQUIRY:

You are frequently posting a lot of Hackensack things for sale on eBay   Could it be that you are constantly searching eBay for Hackensack relics?  Or, here's another plausible scenario: YOU have a huge collection of Hackensack artifacts and photos, and YOU are selling them off.

Here's a third scenario: YOU have a wild imagination and need to rein it in.

If you had bothered to look, you'd see that the sellers of those eBay items are all different people in different states.........it's NOT me.

I do look to see what's on eBay in Hackensack and lots of other places. If I see something that might be of interest to someone here, I'm happy to tell about it.

Much like I did last week when YOU were gushing about the Hackensack photos that you said you would have bought for more money than they went for.

Now you strike an accusatory tone when I show you more interesting items?

Make up your mind - is it to your (and Hackensack's) benefit that I let you know when possible local treasures are out there for the taking or would you prefer that I leave you in the dark and let them slip away to someone in another location?

And please learn to spell my name correctly - it's right in front of you.
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Re: For Pascack Valley Line History Buffs
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 07:49:15 AM »
Thank you for clarifying.  I am glad you have not sold out your soul.

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Re: For Pascack Valley Line History Buffs
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 11:22:40 AM »
Thank you for clarifying.  I am glad you have not sold out your soul.

For future reference, I'LL worry about my soul, thank you.
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Re: For Pascack Valley Line History Buffs
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2008, 06:19:28 PM »
My apologies, Bob.  I think we're all on the same side.  We all care about history, and none of us want to see it lost or "sold off".

Your efforts to identify Hackensack photos and potential artifacts for purchase should be better appreciated. I did not appreciate what you were doing, because I did not understand what was going on.  And as a totally non-eBay person, I had no way of knowing that the sellers were diverse and across the country.

I've always looked at all your posts, and I enjoyed seeing the photos and contributions that you have made.

But now, instead of them being spread out across the country, we have the opportunity for these artifacts to be owned by local residents via eBay purchases. 

I still think a museum should be pursued, but evidently there is no political consensus to spend a relatively small amount of money to make it happen.  That's the real controversy here.  I'd love to see people weigh in on that one.

 

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