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General Category => Hackensack History => Online Auctions/Local Images (Moderated by BLeafe) => Topic started by: Editor on February 10, 2010, 01:35:10 pm

Title: Thanks Bob
Post by: Editor on February 10, 2010, 01:35:10 pm
I just wanted to take a minute to thank Bob Leafe for taking the time to post these images.  His efforts are valuable because the images he collects provide glimpses into Hackensack's past we would not ordinarily see. His posts also afford Hackensack site visitors the opportunity to bid on locally important items that should remain in Hackensack.  Whenever Bob collects, identifies and uploads an image to this site, he is also making that data available to researchers and local history enthusiasts around the world.  If someone googles a Hackensack street name, church or place name, there's a good chance they will find something Bob has posted and will be very pleased to discover an image,- maybe one very near and dear to them.

This city has a rich and vibrant history.  For the first time, this history is widely accessible.  More importantly, people now have the opportunity to share historical information they discover.  I am very grateful to Bob and everyone else who makes even the most cursory contributions to these boards.  It all adds up. Keep posting!

Albert Dib
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: just watching on February 11, 2010, 04:20:24 pm
That's right, Bob, keep up the good work.

And just for a few laughs --- remember I once questioned that he might be posting his own collection, to sell it off.  What was I thinking ???

If Hackensack ever gets around to forming a Historic Commission, Mr. Leafe should be one of the founding members.
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: Top of the Hill on February 11, 2010, 05:28:24 pm
I agree, Bob provides a great service to this board. I grew up in Hackensack and moved to California 23 years ago. I check the site nearly everyday and almost always find something that triggers my memory back to my youth, stomping around the hill. Keep up the good work!!
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: BLeafe on February 12, 2010, 12:56:24 am
You're welcome.

I want a raise. :laugh:



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Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: Editor on February 12, 2010, 04:04:40 pm
Effectively immediately, I will double your pay. 
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: BLeafe on February 12, 2010, 04:35:41 pm
Do that every 6 months and you've got a deal.



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Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: Homer Jones on February 12, 2010, 09:34:25 pm
Rather than doubling his salary as suggested by the Editor, why not name the bells at the Middle School BOB'S BELLS. Thereafter if the Bd. of Ed. takes no action on reducing the noise level, they would be busting Bob's Bells. Just a suggestion.
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: BLeafe on February 13, 2010, 01:22:45 am
BOB'S BELLS

Bob's bells?

I haven't owned a pair of bellbottoms in nearly 40 years!

You still sportin' bells, Homer? :o
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: Homer Jones on February 13, 2010, 08:24:38 am
Ol' Homer wore thru many a pair in the Johnson - Nixon days. Never could get the hang of the botton fly on them though.
They looked good with my tire tread sandles I must admit.
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: semafore on February 13, 2010, 08:43:14 am
Bob's photos of the minutia of Hackensack life today is one reason I logon once a day. I really enjoy the commentary accompanying the photos as well. Maybe we should have a Bob Leafe Appreciation Day,  meet at the White Manna and buy him all the hamburgers (?) he can eat in an hour. 
Title: Re: Thanks Bob
Post by: Chief Oratam on February 13, 2010, 11:13:04 am


Definitely your contributions to the board keep it lively and make me yearn for what must have been simpler times.......Thanks Bob.....