Monday, April 22, 2013

Happy 75th Anniversary on the Creation of Superman!

On April 18, 1938 two boys from Ohio created the character of Superman. That means that Superman has been around 75 years! Superman  made his debut in Action Comics No. 1.
 - As a huge Superman fan, I'm (Rob) excited about this milestone. I still collect and read Superman comics every month.

Rob and Dolly as Supes and Krypto

Superman and Krypto in Baltimore 2009
 The city of Cleveland—where Superman creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster grew up—had some low-key festivities  for him. The A.P. reports  Cleveland celebrated by lighting its city hall with Superman’s patriotic colors and “giving out birthday cake at the airport’s Superman display.” The mayor has proclaimed the date “Superman day.”


Did you know that there's a Superman exhibit, located on the baggage claim level near carousel 10 in Cleveland's airport? I didn't, and it makes me curious.

The best birthday recognition will come this June when the movie "the Man of Steel" comes out in theaters. It stars hunky, muscular, handsome Henry Cavill of Tudors fame. Can't wait.

LISTEN TO AN NPR STORY ABOUT THE ANNIVERSARY: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/18/177641592/cleveland-celebrates-superman-its-hometown-hero?sc=emaf

Panels from Action Comics No. 1, the first Superman comic, adorn the site of illustrator Joe Shuster's former apartment building, long since demolished.



Though dated June, Action Comics No. 1 was published on April 18, 1938. Art by Joe Shuster, who co-created the character with writer Jerry Siegel.

USA TODAY PHOTO GALLERY OF SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK COVERS AND ACTORS WHO PORTRAYED THE MAN OF STEEL: http://www.today.com/books/its-bird-its-plane-its-super-septuagenarian-1C9504707

Gift/Memorial Suggestions

Several of our friends have lost loved ones (human and pets) and we found that one of the best ways to honor their memory is to give to an animal charity.
What better way to recognize a life of love, than by giving another life a chance for love?
We donate to many animal rescues, but because we volunteer with
DC Weimaraner Rescue and Coast-to-Coast Dachshund Rescue, those are our 2 favorites.
Consider giving the chance of life to a dog or cat.

Great Books by our friends

Great Books by our friends
Check out these great books (yeah, Rob's are in there, too)

About us

We're two married guys who enjoy the simple things in life, especially our dogs. We volunteer for dog rescues, enjoy splitting dinners, exercising, blogging, helping friends and neighbors, ghost investigations, coffee and tea, Tudor history, weather, superheroes, comic books, mystery novels, traveling, 70s and 80s music, classic country, piano, gardening, writing books on ghosts and spirits, architecture, keeping a clean house, cooking simply, and keeping in shape. You'll find tidbits of all of these things on this blog and more.

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!

Tom and Rob Thinking Hard!
Wondering what home project to do next

Podcast of Rob's 50 min. interview on Paranormal Filler Radio 7/13/14