Some Comic Relief for You, Valentine

3 years ago

Comic Relief ValentineSome may not associate Valentine's Day with old newspaper comics, but if you haven't noticed by now, I'm not really like "some people".

Reading the Sunday comics from the newspaper was always an exciting event for me as a child. I mean, I had to either wait my turn, or be the first out of four siblings to get them! …it probably wasn't that hard for me since my mom always said I "woke up before God", but I honestly couldn't tell you… because I can't remember… I don't know why? Maybe I blocked it out of my memory because it was a traumatic experience as a child to wrestle 4 siblings just to get to read the Sunday comics? Who knows, really?

Anyway, whenever we would visit my grandparents house it was extra exciting. You see, my grandparent got the newspaper daily. My grandma has always saved the papers until they were able to take them to get recycled. I still remember going into the closet where the papers were kept, it was almost like a magical place that you got to go and pick  which ever comic you wanted from a pile of newspapers. I can even remember the scent of the closet. Oh, and if I got to stay the night, in the morning I got to wake up to the smell of Folders coffee, toast, and a freshly delivered newspaper, which my grandparents both enjoyed quietly before they got on with the rest of the day. It was the perfect time of day… and getting to share that with them was… unforgettable.

As you may know if you have ever read a newspaper and the comics section, holidays were typically covered by most of the comics. With some it was an ongoing saga, such as Peanuts, from year to year. With the spirit of Valentine's day, I thought it would be fun to see if I could find some classic comics for us to remember and enjoy.  (Click the comic to see all the comics featured).


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By the way… am I the only one that seems to be able to relate to all these comics?

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