That's right. I've hijacked Melinda's blog....because Melinda uses the same password for everything it was pretty easy. I thought I would tell ya'll a neat story (well I think its a neat story anyway). At first its going to sound like a lot of rambling but it will all tie together at the end.
I am 35 years old (thank you all for the nice birthday wishes by the way) and Melinda is 33 years old. When we first met I was 20 and she was 18. I lived in Statesboro and she lived in Metter. We had never met when we were younger, nor did we know the same people.
I've recently resumed collecting comic books after a five year hiatus and that is what reminded me of this story. I started collecting comic books when I was 9 or 10 years old and quit collecting in 2003 after amassing a 10000+ comic collection.....I know, I know, ya'll are jealous of Melinda. Anyway, way back when in the early 80's when I first started collecting there were two main comic book companies, Marvel and DC. Marvel put out Spider-Man, X-Men, Fantastic Four, etc and DC published Batman, Superman, Plastic-Man etc. My collection at that time consisted of both Marvel and DC comics and around this time my friend and I decided that DC comics royally sucked and we only wanted Marvel comics. So there happened to be a used book store in Statesboro that had comics and you could trade 2 for 1. So I packed up all my DC comics and went to said bookstore and traded all my DC comics for Marvel comics so now my collection was purified with nothing but Marvel. Aside: I've long since gotten over my comic snobbery and now I collect anything that's a good story and while you may not believe it you can find some excellent writing in the comics industry. Back to the story...Years went by and I'm now 20 years old and I've just met the lovely 18 year old beauty named Melinda Rhoney and I'm completely smitten. We date, we declare ourselves boyfriend and girlfriend and we even use the "L" word. At this time I've started going to church with Melinda, so since we live in separate towns I've started spending the night at her house on Saturday (yes in separate rooms). Well one night I'm over at Melinda's house and I'm walking down the hallway and the hall closet is open, its never been open before, and as I walk by I stop and stick my head in because I'm nosy. On the shelf I notice a stack of comic books and since I'm nosy and I love comic books I take them down and guess what.....Yep, it's my old DC comics that I traded in at the used bookstore years earlier. Mrs. Pat had taken Melinda to the same used bookstore when she was a girl and Melinda had picked out the comics that I had traded in. Is that not cool?
9 months ago