Tuesday, November 17, 2015

You’re Probably Around My Age If...

...you ever read (or recognize) any of these comics.


I loved reading comic books when I was a kid. My favourite series was Archie but I also enjoyed superhero comics as well as the ones in the image above. And numerous others. Let's just say I was a comic book junkie.

How about you?

(Thanks to Christine for reminding me of this.)

39 comments:

  1. I also liked to read Archie :) I wonder if kids can go to the store and buy comic books these days?

    betty

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    1. I see some at the stores but not as many as we had back then. Kids are glued to their phones and apps these days!

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  2. Oh yes, I recognize and read them all! I loved comic books too. Archie as well and Batman and Superman. Anything I could get my hands on, actually. In those days, everyone kept and swapped comics to read because who could afford to buy them all?

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    1. That's right, Debra. I lived in a poor neighbourhood and we shared and swapped a lot of things.

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  3. They were all drawn very similar, I remember an episode of the Simpsons where Bart made the strong point that Casper was the ghost of Richie Rich

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  4. I've heard of some of them. Richie Rich was a cartoon when I was a kid...he reminded me of my half brother! The way he was drawn, anyway.

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    1. That is interesting! A cartoon that looked like your brother. Or your brother looked like a cartoon :)

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  5. I loved all of these, thanks for the memories! I like to think it improved my imagination, creativity etc.

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    1. I think it did, Christine. It also encouraged us to read.

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  6. Ha, casper, I recall that cartoon. Greetings and have a nice week.

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  7. Hi Martha - random question, but have you ever converted an Araucaria to hydroculture? I have a customer who asked me to do that, and I'm not sure how likely it is that it'll be successful (I don't really have any practical experience with hydroculture), and I figured you're the best person to ask.

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    1. Yes, a few times. In fact, I have one growing in my home right now; a large on. It's almost over three feet tall and just as wide, if not wider. It converts easily and does very well in hydroculture. The key to success is to keep it out of the sun while it's converting and to spray mist is very often. Once you notice new growth, you can move it into higher levels of light. It is a tough plant and should handle the conversion with little effort. I brought mine here from Montreal (3 hour drive) and converted outside with a hose (this was in the summer, of course). Despite the change in homes and all that goes with that (temperature, humidity and light levels), and despite how roughly it was converted outdoors with a hose, it came through like a champion. Of course, I would advise to handling this plant a little more gently that I did :) And to convert it during the growing season. Off season is a very bad time to convert and the plants will be much more stressed. I hope this helped!

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    2. P.S - If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask. Oh, and sorry if there are spelling errors in my comment. I'm a very fast typist and tend to make mistakes sometimes!

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    3. Thank you! Sadly, I don't have a choice about when to do it (will have to do it as soon as the customer brings me the right kind of pot), but I'll pass the stuff about light and misting on to the customer.

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  8. I remember taking Silly Putty and pressing it on the comics and making pictures!

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  9. It was always the best to walk to Ben Franklin's 5 & 10, buy Archie, Little Lulu and Superman comics, a Pepsi out of an iced cooler and a dime bag of popcorn. I loved Betty & Veronica comics too.

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    1. That is the best! We had a corner store where we did the same thing. So many great memories.

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    2. That five and dime store was where I bought my first 45 record! Yup, some good memories!

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  10. All comics that I loved! I still read the funny pages in my newspaper.

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  11. I've heard of Caspar and Wendy but never read them. My kids read a lot of comics.

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    1. I'm not sure how popular they were. The Archie serious ruled at the time!

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  12. I was a book junkie.nut never comics. I did read my brothers MAD magazine each month.

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  13. Oh yes, I remember these! So cute compared to some of the weird stuff now days! Yes, I've become and old fuddy-duddy!

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    1. I don't even know what's out there these days! It's been so long since I looked at comics.

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  14. Yes, always looked forward to a weekly comic ... and now it's a monthly magazine 'Good Housekeeping' or similar!
    Well I don't actually buy it every month, but once in a while ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. I bet you enjoy it when you do get it! I'm into photography magazines now, although I don't buy them often. Too pricey!

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  15. Yes to all of it! "He always says 'hello' and he's really glad to meet ya. Where-ever you may go..." I loved Casper. Could you tell? Thanks for the memories, Martha.

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  16. Hi! I had a Casper the ghost book and a strange Casper the ghost plastic toy where you pulled his head away from his body by a string and as it reeled itself back in place, Casper would speak a few different phrases. I remember Wendy, too. -Jenn

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    1. That Casper toy sounds like fun...and a little scary :) Lots of fun memories there!

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  17. The Nancy Drew collection was my thing.

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