Every day walking home from school, I'd stop by a drug store on the way. It was my habit to buy some
candy and comic books.
I mainly bought Archie Series comic books. They were 12 cents each. They'd have special editions almost
weekly which were thicker and the cost was more like 24 cents each.
Also I read other comic books, some of which I can't really remember the name. One was something like
'dot' or 'little dot'. It had a girl in it name dot and she liked....dots.
I never got into the super hero type comic books. Probably because I was a girl.
I never threw away my comic books. I had stacks upon stacks of them. I wish I did know how many, but
I don't. Just guessing, over a thousand. It was the Vietnam war era...the 60's. There was a comic book drive
and my grandmother ask if I would donate my comic books to the boys dying in Vietnam. Yes, that is about
the way she said it. Believe me, that was one of the hardest things I ever did in my entire life....donated all
my comic books. I was ten years old.
I totally understand your book collecting. I always wanted to be a writer/author of books. Mostly, I preferred
fiction. Over time, I grew into reading more of the classics. Then I got into studying religion. So I had a lot
of books on various religions. Also, I had a lot of bibles and story book bibles.
Must add also, I some times wonder what will become of hard books in the future. With kindles and all the
digital readers, hard books seem to be on their way out. Very sad, I think. I like to hold a book in my hands,
a real book. Guess you better hang on to your books because some day, they may be worth a fortune.