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Comic 266 - 175 - Commanding Voice.

23rd Mar 2018, 11:00 AM in Regular Strips
175 - Commanding Voice.
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MaGnUs 23rd Mar 2018, 11:00 AM edit delete
I have beautiful memories from lunches at my grandpa Carlos' (he was my mom's father). The food was great, he taught me to like tonic water, and he always had some kind of sweet or candy to give me. In fact, I called him "Grandpa Candy". He also told the best stories about his childhood and teen years, and while some might have been embellished, they were still great. I wish he'd told me stories about the trip to Europe he took in the late 40s or early 50s, but back then I didn't know it, or I wasn't as interested, so I never asked.

One of my favorite stories was the one he told me about the first time he saw an airplane. He was born in 1909, so he probably saw one at some point in his childhood (the first plane to fly in Uruguay did so in 1910). Grandpa said he was afraid it was going to fall out of the sky and eveybody was going to die. Imagine seeing such thing for the first time!

He was a lawyer, but also a literature teacher, so he had a very large book collection. Again, since he died when I was 12, I wish I had appreciated the kind of books I saw when we emptied his house. But I know the books were used for a good end: they were donated to the public high school where he used to teach.

Another cool story, one he didn't tell me himself, but I learned years after his passing: he used to work with my father in law. My wife and sister in law would visit the office as little girls, and he would give them candy. Maybe some from the same batch he'd bought and given me. My wife's family and mine had been connected long before we met (and there's more to that connection, but I'll tell you another day).

One more thing to add: I wish he'd been able to read the stuff I've written. I'd love to share it with him.

Music this time is "Patience", from the Guns N' Roses' 1988 album G N' R Lies: