Friday, 16 January 2009

Waenhuis Guest House

More in our series of Eayrs around the world.

If you happen to find yourself in South Africa visiting the Fochville and Carletonville area (just about an hour from Johannesburg) and you need somewhere to stay the night then John & Mel Eayrs may be your best bet.

They run the Waenhuis Guest House where you can not only have a comfortable stay but also enjoy excellent walks and trails on mountain bike trails and 4X4.

Check it out at

Friday, 2 January 2009

The Wall

I found this photo of James Eayrs (left), listed as 6'7" and 340#, on Flikr.
Info from Internet informs that:
Career Overview

Comes to UWM after two seasons at the North Dakota State College of Science.

Before UWM
Finished with 1,156 points in his two seasons at the North Dakota State College of Science ... fourth on the school's all-time list ... two-time All-Mon-Dak Conference honoree ... also made the NJCAA All-Star team ... averaged 24 points per game during 2007-08 ... third-leading scorer in NJCAA Division I ... shot 49.7 percent from the field ... helped his team to a 25-6 record ... averaged 12.2 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in 2006-07 ... team went 30-2 ... played AAU basketball with teammate Deonte Roberts.

Roseville High School
Honorable mention all-state performer ... also an all-conference honoree ... averaged 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks per game as a senior.

Son of James and Mary Eayrs ... worked for a program called Hometown Heroes.

Rob Jeter on James Eayrs
"He certainly gives us some added size but he has tremendous basketball skills. He will be a threat on both ends of the floor. He can shoot it from the outside but is comfortable around the basket, and his size allows him to have an impact defensively and on the boards."

An Eayrs sells the world …

I found this on Flikr, entitled: " Seller's Description: 1859 Bill for Terrestrial Globe Boston Book Manufactory

"Billhead of Loring & Eayrs, 136 Washington Street, Boston, operators of a blank book manufactory, and dealers in stationery, drawing materials, writing paper, globes, maps, etc. Bill sent to G. & C. Merriam, publishers of Webster's Dictionary. Condition: mailing folds; offset impressions at bottom; toning, minor creasing. Otherwise VG. 5 1/4" X 7 7/8".

If anyone knows who this Eayrs is I would be pleased to hear from you. - just add a comment and it will reach me.