August 28th, 2009
Last night, the family and I ate at a new burger place and I noticed that it was next to the cemetery where Jack and Rosalind Kirby are buried. This morning, Tom reminds us that Jack Kirby would have been Ninety-Two today.
I sometimes go for mid-day walks in that neighborhood and occasionally stop to pay my respects. And I always think of this story.
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Excellent story! Now I want chocolate cake.
I’m gonna make some chocolate cake 🙂
Wow.Mmmmh.This is the first time in a long while I’ve pined for chocolate cake.Doesn’t saying it out loud sound wonderful and smooth and deeply delicious?Say “chocolate cake”.Just wonderful.
My grandfather’s gravestone is exactly like that. For those wondering, Jews put stones on graves when they visit.
MMM..Did not know that and may I add we miss you Kirby.
As did I. One of those was mine.
(I’m not Jewish, but Ivy is)
Frustratingly, the site linked to did not /show/ the drawing Jack Kirby did of Paul McCartney and friends, but I was able to track it down on another site: http://tinyurl.com/n96bes If only Jack Kirby could have done the model sheets for the Beatles’ cartoon–it would have looked so much better!