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Saturday, September 22, 2007 |
( 9/22/2007 04:32:00 AM ) Bill S.
SYMPATHY FOR THE PARENTS: Spent most of Friday doing a moving sale. Among the items we attempted to unload: I grabbed four long boxes of comics that I'd classed as more trouble than it's worth to move. Thing is, once the sale commenced and I saw some of the titles that were going for a dime apiece, I realized that one of my "keeper" boxes had mistakenly been lugged out by to the sale. Oh well, I told myself as a young woman bought nineteen bucks worth of comics: one less short box to carry.
Like most longtime comics readers, I have the "my parents threw out my comics" story from my youth. In this case, it was a thousand mile move from Vernon, Connecticut, to Arlington Heights, Illinois, which prompted the big discard: all early Marvels and Silver Age DCs, all loudly mourned by me whenever the topic came up at family get-togethers. Well, this week, lemme tell ya, I take back every piece of aggrieved snark that I aimed in my parents' direction. Relocating and collecting do not go well together – especially when you're doing much of the frigging carting yourself . . .