- Tom Hachtman, who you may remember is the friend who does Gertrude’s Follies and sometimes contributes to this Splog, (see this post about that) and his wife, Joey Hachtman, who you’ll remember has a business painting murals on the big houses at the Jersey Shore. (See this post as an example.) That’s where they live, in a house at the Jersey Shore. Point Pleasant is just a little bit of paradise with one of the rowdiest boardwalks at the shore. It’s a fun place, at least when the weather’s warm enough.
Well, Tom took some pictures. Sandy visited the shore a few weeks back, and things have been a bit different. They still don’t have heat or electric. So here’s the first of some photos of their back yard. 1
Some of the boardwalk on Atlantic Avenue.
A bench from the boardwalk.
Copters all day long.
Our house with the peak – looking west on Forman Avenue.
Our street, after Sandy, looking West.
White fence shows high water mark.
No parking today.
A parking pay station.
Northern NJ clean-up crew – did the basement.
Seton Hall’s Sigma Pi boys – cleaned out the garage.
(They found a possum playing dead convincingly.)
Myrna and Joey on the porch.
No mini-golf today
Kitty and Olive stop by visiting Joey (right)
Debris in Rick’s driveway.
Our house after some housecleaning.
Across the street – high water mark on white fence.
And of course, turning to stored artwork that the family did over the many years, things weren’t so good.
Here’s Tom going through some of the debris
to find anything that can be saved.
Here are some of the comics that Joey had done cartoons for.
It’s doubtful that the issues can be replaced.
More of those comics. Do you hold onto them?
Here are some of the many cartoons she did for Screw Magazine.
A cover for New York Magazine
that Tom had saved.
It was done by Bob Grossman a few years ago.