October 16, 1986
I am enjoying the photos you
mailed me – they are fantastic – I am putting
them in a hardcover binder,
in plastic sleeves. Looks like a million dollar collection!
recently discovered the sleeves are made not far from
Major (“General”, now…) is
the most loved tiny dog in the world! He (would
you believe it?) just had his
breakfast of scrapple and two small pancakes! I was
satisfied with an open peanut
butter and jelly sandwich and small cup of coffee.
I have caught up on my
painting and plan now to go all out on my writing up a
storm now. Nick, you have
made me very happy with your interest in me and Major –
and collecting these unusual
photos and memorabilia.
was sorry to put a stop to a
“flood” of fans? No -
Nick ; plain curiosity seekers
"THE MOST REMARKABLE MAN
ALIVE!" Robert Ripley
my humble home (Someone put an
article in a circus newsletter
saying I was “lonesome”) Well
they didn’t do me any favor,
believe me. Three and four in a
group … every day … cameras,
VCRs, and tapes. All looking and
expecting me to wine,
dine And entertain them with
interviews for their own
profit. One woman took her shoe
off and broke the plate glass in
our door, because I was a bit
slow in opening it. I was
furious! I said, “ Madam, what
the hell are to trying to do …
knock the Gawdamn door down? You
better make other arrangements!”
She flew up the street.
Another time I had a businessman
visit and ask me to roll around
on the floor for his amusement!
I had to ask him to leave.
I believe he was plain nuts. Oh,
I’ve had some real kooks turn up
in my life. I do want to put it
all down, too!
Major is now sunning himself at
the window. Soon, I will be
firing up our wood and coal
burning furnace. I love to start
the fire, and watch the heavy
logs burn. The flames
flickering, the delicious smell
of wood smoke (I dream I am in
the country in an old farmhouse!
… and I am at peace with the
world and happy!!)
caught Major - and
hugged, kissed his eye and tiny
ice-cold nose- he loves
to be loved- and now will sit on
the step and watch for the
P.S. Thanx so much
your kindness …
King of the Freaks - by R
Crumb - copyright ©1981 John Eck
2- Background R Crumb - King
of the Freaks
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