I set up my bluetooth speaker so I could listen to one of my podcasts as I cobwebbed, and as I started I almost immediately saw the corner of something sticking out over one of the air returns. I must have bumped it with the duster enough to make it visible to me. I immediately recognized it as a thin magazine style reading material when I touched it.
It was a comic book. A very old and dusty comic book of Marge's Little Lulu. A 52 Page Comic Magazine, as stated on the cover. The pages are beyond yellow and into brown shades of very old. The tops of the cover and first page are missing, and it has been drawn on the covers by what would appear to be a young child practicing drawing stars.
|Found on the air return, top right.|
The latest date I can see, due to the top of the cover and first page missing, is 1954, listed on the bottom of the first page where it references the comics this compilation came from. We don't know the exact year our house was built, but the old toilet was dated 1947. If I remember right, the former owner raised 5 kids in this little house. That would be unheard of these days in this amount of space, but her mother did live next door, we're told. The house was empty for a year or more after she died, then we bought it in 2009.
It would be interesting to know the story of how this comic book got to be there, but I'll probably never know. In fact, what am I going to do with it? Maybe I'll just read it and put it back for someone else to discover after my time. Then they may wonder about it like I am now.