Last week one of the silly holidays that people celebrate was Superman Day. Every morning at 7:20 or so on Eagle 102.7 I read the holidays, usually between 5 and 10 holidays, some international and some just in the USA. Well, like I said we had Superman Day and later I thought about it and looked it up online. It was originally Man of Steel Day to coincide with the release of the movie “Man of Steel” in 2013. Later, fans changed it to Superman Day because they strongly felt he deserved a day, and now I agree.
When I was a kid I loved comic books. If I was sick and stayed home from school, my dad would pick up a couple comic books for me on his way home and he always knew to pick up the current copy of Superman. Those are great memories. And if you can make a kid smile for a dime… hey, that’s a great dad, right? I didn’t have a huge collection of comic books, but I had a good one. And unlike a lot of kids, my mom didn’t throw my comics away if a couple were laying around the house. I still have a lot of my comics today, although I sold a few of the really valuable ones once when I needed money.
As I grew up I realized I was a better speller than most kids. I also had a better vocabulary. To this day, I firmly believe I would have been average at both if not for those wonderful comic books. It’s a shame society can’t return to those days. They sure are more educational and beneficial than video games.
Happy Superman Day (a few days late)
Picture copyright DC Comics