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Sam was my brother

 
 
Izzie
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 10:51 am
@edgarblythe,
hugs to you and yours ((Edgar))x
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 9 Oct, 2011 04:52 pm
@Izzie,
Thanks, izzie.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 26 Dec, 2011 10:04 pm
Missing Sam's hand drawn Christmas cards tonight.
Pmack
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2011 01:11 pm
@edgarblythe,
While scanning some Overstreet Price Guides today I came across two ads for Iron Horse Comics. I used to go there a lot when I was a kid in the late 70s, and I got a rush of nostalgia looking at the ads. I searched for some info about whatever happened to the shop and came across this thread.

Sorry to hear of your loss, but I thought you might enjoy seeing these ads with your brother's artwork.

Best,
Pmack

Ad from the 1982 OPG:
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x70/Pmack714/IH-1982.jpg

Ad from the 1983 OPG:
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x70/Pmack714/IH-1983.jpg
BumbleBeeBoogie
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2011 03:11 pm
@Pmack,
How thoughtful of you to post them, Pmack.

BBB
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 30 Dec, 2011 04:18 pm
@Pmack,
Bless you, Pmack. I have never seen those adds before.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 4 Jan, 2012 06:16 pm
I started a blog about Sam's store the other day. It is an attempt to gather as many stories and pictures as possible from people who were there, as well as other interested parties. Since it shut down, lots of comics oriented businesses have usurped the name Iron Horse. But, true fans remember the original, that stood on Hope Street in Rhode Island. I hope there are enough interested parties to make the effort a big success. I posted the URL on my profile.
Pmack
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2012 04:41 pm
@edgarblythe,
That's a great idea. I found two more, earlier ads for you:

1980 OPG:
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x70/Pmack714/IH-1980.jpg

1981 OPG:
http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x70/Pmack714/IH-1981.jpg
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 6 Jan, 2012 05:14 pm
@Pmack,
Thank you. I have just posted them on the blog. I believe there is a sizable number of folks out there, who remember the store. I just have to get their attention.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 17 Jan, 2012 09:03 pm
@Pmack,
Pmack
Sam had decided to move on from the comics store and so put it up for sale. Sam intended to use the proceeds to open a video store. He was too trusting of the man that bought it. He told me the guy was a close family friend, who hung around his house a lot. Once in possession of Iron Horse, the man immediately moved every bit of stock to a warehouse and closed the store. He kept all those books, cards and such, and never payed another dime to Sam. Sam tried to get it all back, but the legal paperwork was lacking and nothing could be done. Broke, Sam moved back to Texas and set about rebuilding his life.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 17 Mar, 2012 11:09 am


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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 16 Sep, 2012 11:37 am
Today is the anniversary of Mom's death, in 1977. She was nineteen when I was born. Tomorrow I will be 70 and in Oct it will be Roger's 72ND and Sam's 68TH. Of her other nine children, eight survive, to the best of my knowledge.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2013 12:09 pm
A few days ago, a comic book Sam restored when he lived in Rhode Island, about 25 years ago, was auctioned for $75,ooo. In it was the origin of Spider Man.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 9 Apr, 2014 03:44 pm
Today marks five years. Still hard to accept that he's gone.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 11 May, 2014 05:09 pm
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-g3l6-t4lTvc/Uhuwc6FyELI/AAAAAAAAGfU/OgvxDZ6gCBY/s400/Galactic+Hits+CD+front.jpg
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2019 11:18 am
On this past Saturday, Sam's beautiful wife passed away, after treatment by Chemo.
eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2019 02:30 pm
@edgarblythe,
Sorry for your loss, I hope she didn't suffer for too long.


She's with your brother now.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2019 06:37 pm
@eurocelticyankee,
She didn't appear to suffer as much or as long as Sam. She went to sleep and didn't wake up.
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farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2019 07:07 pm
@edgarblythe,
sorry EB. Hope yall have some great memories to recall.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Tue 25 Jun, 2019 07:57 pm
@farmerman,
We had a rocky beginning, because she felt she had to compete with me for my brother's affection. I never saw it that way, but such is the insecurity feelings people endure. I had a similar insecurity when I met my wife. As the years ran like grains of sand through the hourglass (I made that up Smile ) we learned to love as one loves a dear relative. She is already greatly missed. Thanks, sister in law for the loving memories.
 

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