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Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by Ruby1960 » Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:25 am

I was reading about "PJ Eads" and saw a few mentions about "The Oak Leaf" on Tulare. This was my late maternal grandfather's favorite place to eat! When we'd visit from the Bay Area, we always went to "The Oak Leaf". My grandfather would always have a veal cutlet. There was a waitress there named Mary who was very nice. I'm going to check this website for more "Oak Leaf" info if there is any. Thank you!

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by June16 » Fri Sep 25, 2015 6:00 pm

I grew up with that cartoon...can still hear...P.J. EADS!! I loved P.J. my father (Red) was a very good friend of his and all the brothers. He was a salesmen for P.J. at the lot on Tulare ( 60's) later worked for Bill and with Bruce...knew them all! Even visited the house in Coarsgold with my parents..we were all kids together. And later in life we had the pleasure of seeing P.J. at the car auction on Marks every Thursday!! Bless his heart he remembered me as a little girl! I would love to connect with you, not quite sure how on this forum.. Let me know.

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by Gale24 » Sat May 09, 2015 12:52 pm

I am still looking for the ad. If anyone can tell me who might have it in their archives I would be thrilled. By the way, I forgot to mention that Uncle Bill is also alive and well.

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by sjvalleydave » Wed Dec 17, 2014 2:36 pm

Thanks for the update about Bob. Someone had told me he was gone..So glad to hear he is still with us.

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by Gale24 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 11:25 am

As I read the posts I saw a little misinformation. My father, PJ; my brother, Bruce; and beloved uncle Mike have all passed. Bob is still with us. I learned to drive in the same hills that one of the posts spoke about. I am still looking for a copy of the ad. If anyone knows where I might look I would be grateful. He was everything that was said about him and more. Lot of fun to grow up that way.

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by rickilu52 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:26 pm

I thought he'd say...PJEads. The valley's largest used car dealer in Fresno.

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by sjvalleydave » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:15 pm

The Oak Leaf on Tulare! LOL I got to know Bruce when he did work for Bill, when I worked with Bill. Bob Eads also came around back then...The Eads didn't come from Nebraska..It was Iowa...Spirit Lake, Iowa...

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by flwbdw » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:14 am

My dad, PJ and Mike were good friends. My dad sold recaps to PJ. I got my first job there mounting tires, porta walls and finding matching hub caps for the cars. Worked next to the best mechanic I've ever known, T. Bales. Mike was one of the nicest people i have ever met. Bought my first car there, a 55 Plymouth Savoy. PJ used to live in the foothills at one time. My dad and I would visit there and my dad would let me take his car and drive all over the back roads. I was only 15 and didn't have a drivers license. I think he wanted to get rid of me for a couple of hours.

I was friends with Bruce Eads. He had the nicest 57 Chevy. The interior was done by, I believe, Wall & Eads. Used to eat lunch at the cafe next to the lot. I think it was called The Oak Leaf.??

On the subject of car adds does anyone remember Jack's used cars? Your old buddy Chester would make you a great deal. Sometimes you could "GET TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!"

I was born in Santa Maria in 1949 and we moved to Fresno in 1951. Lived there until 1968 when I joined the Navy.
Looking back Fresno was great place to grow up. Went there this last Dec for the birth of my grand daughter and promptly got lost.

Thanks for letting me share these memories.

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by sjvalleydave » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:05 pm

My ex father in law is Bill Eads...Got to know his brothers PJ, Mike and Bob...Sadly there are all gone except for Bill. He worked for Dan Gamels for awhile running Dan's RV lots in Watsonville and then Modesto. He is semi retired, still in the wholesale RV business and living in Oakdale. I worked with Bill for a few years at his lot on Belmont after he decided to get back into retailing cars...He was a lot of fun to work with and be around...He had ton's of energy! LOL

Re: PJ Eads Jingle and Cartoon

by Gale24 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:53 am

A friend of mine brought this to my attention so I thought I would join the tale. I am P J's daughter and have lived with the jingle most of my life. You would be surprised how many people remember the jingle. A little history. Many years ago my mother was presented with the advertisement while my father was on vacation. It had been used by a dealer in Southern California and he was done with it. My mom had them hold the ad until my father came home and she was right on the money.

The ad was a hit. It is believed to be a product of Disney. At the time, ad sales were in their infancy and when my dad bought time on the station, he bought so much that unsold spots were filled with his ad because of his purchases. That is one of the reasons that you saw it so much. Many years ago, Channel 47 did a spot on the process used to produce the voices. I didn't get to see it, but I am told that it was really informative. You got most of the words right. When my father, PJ Eads was done with the ad he gave it to his brother Bill Eads who had the lot on Elm Ave.

That is why two names ring a bell. There was a companion ad with the feet of a bride and groom, but few remember that one. I'm not sure who Big John is, but I must tell you that my precious uncle Mike died. He was by my father's side in business with the car lot until it was closed and my dad went strictly wholesale. Thank you for your interest. It's nice to have so many remember my dad and the ad. If anyone knows where I can find a complete copy of it I would be very grateful. It had been lost and I would love a little personal history to pass on to my daughter.