Friday, September 23, 2011

Up, Up, And Away!

All of the sudden, Superman rules! And no passing fad like "Funny Duck" either, and even threatening to eclipse Beatlemania (although the songs keep coming--even if the Beatles action figure box has remained closed the last few days). It all began with an afternoon broadcast of the original Richard Donner "Superman" movie with Christopher Reeve--0ne of Pops' favorite movies since he first saw it as a 13 year old back in 1978 (I still have the original promotional magazines, movie-poster, and soundtrack record)--in which Carter was immediately taken with the image of baby Superman lifting up a truck. Weeks later, he was humming the theme and showing interest in the stuffed Superman I bought for the boys nearly TWO YEARS AGO that has largely sat, forgotten, in a bin. I don't dare show him photos of their first Halloween, in which it was Nathaniel dressed up as Big Blue while Carter sported the uniform of the Caped Crusader...

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