Tuesday, December 12, 2006

"Remembering Even More"

Sadly after recently posting about the passing of two notable people related to the comic book industry (Dr. Jerry Bails and Dave Cockrum), we have now lost yet another, and this time, one of the pioneers whose work began in The Golden Age of Comics.,br>
On Dec. 9th., Mart Nodell, co-creator of the original "Green Lantern" passed away at age 91.

Mr. Nodell attended many various comicons well up into his years, and although I never met him personally, those who did always remarked on his kind personality and openess to all to spoke with him. He was also known for many other artistic creations, one of which was "The Pillsbury Doughboy" character used in advertising. The link will tell you much more about his many accomplishments.

This week is one of rememberance, with Dec. 8th. marking the 26th. anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, and December 7th.: "Pearl Harbor Day" (which was 65 years ago).

On the former, there's no need for me to elaborate on "why" anyone would miss John Lennon's work. He left a legacy of music that will be cherished probably forever, and in such, he will always be with us.

On the latter, when I was a kid there was still a LOT of people living who fought in World War II. But that was 40 years ago, and the number of WWII vets decrease by the day. (If you have a relative still living that fought in that war, you might want to call them up and say "Thank you" for your bravery and helping to keep all of the freedoms we enjoy in this country.)

On a happier note I'd like to say that my father-in-law is recovering very nicely from his broken leg and is back at his home now. He's one tough old goat and something like that just isn't going to get him down. Good for him!

Here as well I'd like to remember a friend and neighbor named Donnie McCubbin. I went to school with Donnie from the 6th. to 12th. grades. He lived just a few doors down from me, and every day or two I'd see him pushing his grocery basket over to the next door store, cane in his other hand where he had difficulty walking due to a stroke a few years ago. Nothing ever seemed to upset Donnie, even living several years on his own after both of his parents passed away.

His brother found him dead last Sunday when he came over for a visit. We who live in this town will miss seeing Donnie's constant smile and constant good attitude.

And finally, there's a New Adventure of "Mike Stripe" over on My Unpublished Work I hope all enjoy.


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