I had two short post in mind and decided to just combine the two.
Second one first. My ex-wife asked me to get some items she was probably going to trash if not removed from her premises. The vast majority of the items are my daughters and some is actually mine, which I had abandoned and was not worried about ever getting again. After 4 plus years I believe the statue of limitations has run and she had ever right to trash it. Still when I got there and she said do I want it, I took all of this stuff (8 boxes of various items) and now have to sort through it and store what is the girls, do a little e-baying and have some extra toys.
I hate to throw out some of these neat little toys so Gwen, Jeff and Lee may occasionally see extra items added to a package or a random package show up on their doorsteps.
To your left is the first toy that will be going on a trip and probably pretty soon. If you can identify this toy you played way too many video games.
Still it is fun to go through all of this stuff and relive some great memories. Which is rare for me as I not much for looking behind me.
Soon we are going to be helping my parents move to a rancher and I will be involved in going through my Dad's attic of stuff and then I be involved in stuff that goes back to my Dad's early years. I'm expecting to find Sumerian writings.
Next topic, Captain America #25. Good story. Ed Brubaker did a nice job with this story and it feels like a monumental event. Marvel has a five part mini-series that chronicles how the Marvel Universe comes to grips with his death. So it feels like it is real, but I don't believe it. I believe that he may be gone for a year or so, but I don't believe Steve Rogers is dead. This arc is a nine part story. If at the end of this arc someone else is the new Captain America, then I may start to believe it, but unless that next arc totally shifts the focus to the new guy and is off any strong connection to Steve Rogers I won't believe it. It will take about one year of new stories moving away from Steve Rogers for me to buy it. Plus Joe Q. and Ed Brubaker are never saying he is dead and gone. The super solider formula can be a great "deus ex machina".
The feeding frenzy and what some poor souls have paid for copies of this book on e-bay amuses me to no end. I had a comic book store when the Death of Superman book came out and on the first day sold every copy that I got (except for 3, one each for my daughters and myself). Now some shadier dealers held some back to sell for big bucks during the next few weeks. On the first day I think people were paying $10 for them. A few days later a customer who I have never seen before walks in and says he will buy all the copies I have hidden for $20 a book. I told him I didn't have any and he accused me of being a liar. This book goes for as much as $15 and as little as $9 on e-bay today (14 years later). He told me he needed these books as an investment so he could send his kids to college. So I'm assuming that community college was were they are now or have attended.
When people ask me what to buy to invest in when I had the store, I would tell them real estate or stocks, they never liked that answer.