Family dynamics have always made for interesting topics of conversation. Like most families, mine is not absent from such topics. One thing that I am very pleased about is my recent reconnection with my brother. I have not seen him for many years. The reasons are not important. What is important is that we have seen each other more this summer than ever before.
My brother visited with his family for the first time in August. Imagine my surprise when he told me that he is also an autograph collector.
”I can’t believe how much we have in common!” he said. “I have been collecting autographs for years. Don Mattingly...Phil Rizzuto...all of my favorite Yankees!”
We discussed our shared hobby all day. Although we have both attended many sports memorabilia conventions over the years, my brother had never attended a comic convention. I suggested that we should absolutely attend one with his sons as soon as possible. Before he and his family left that evening, I gave him a pair of cufflinks and a ring that once belonged to our grandfather. We promised to see each other again soon.
Ten days later, it was my turn to visit. I admired his autograph collection as much as he had admired mine. I am still amazed that the two of us share the same interest in collecting autographs. Before my wife and I left that evening, he gave me a gift. It was a Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta autographed Pulp Fiction photo. I absolutely love it, and I have since visited my local frame shop. The gift is too meaningful to keep stored away. It will proudly be displayed on my wall. I cannot wait to see the finished product.
The Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta autographed Pulp Fiction photo that my brother gave to me as a gift. I absolutely love it.
I look forward to attending an autograph event with my brother as soon as possible. Who would ever have imagined that a desire for collecting autographs would turn out to be something in our genes? I certainly never did.