Sunday, April 29, 2012

Mount Ephraim and Voorhees, NJ

’49 Merc, which James Dean fans love. The Rebel Without a Cause car’s in a museum.

A period cliché my dad thought ugly at the time, but a nice car nonetheless.

Donna gives Ginger a pat. There were lots of pug/shih tzu mix types and a couple of German shepherd puppies, one a long-haired Old German Shepherd, the base for developing the more famous, rather modern breed (late 1800s?).

WWII display.

The diner’s a ‘time portal’ like the car shows and the Skipper playing lost 45s late Saturday night on WVLT 92.1, and the food’s not bad. Real diner food, not modern fine dinering.

A dead mall, once Echelon. Renamed Voorhees Town Center, most of one end of it is now city hall (I wonder if the police station and jail are in there) or being turned into offices. Basically a Macy’s, a Boscov’s (local family chain based in Reading, Pa.), a loud kiddie arcade (loud machines; not a lot of people), an OK food court and little else. The evangelical card-and-gift shop and Victoria’s Secret are next to each other. Why not?

Thanks, black America: from the joy and love in jazz, Motown and the Philadelphia sound to keeping the dress-hat industry alive.

Nicer weather: after Mass today.

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