Friday, July 15, 2011

From the Library of Ada Winemiller, Part 1

An unknown time ago Ada Winemiller signed her name to a September 1958 copy of Brides In Love #9 published by Charlton Comics.

At this time Ada is a mystery. Nothing is known of her past, what she was like or the path of her life's journey. The travels of this old romance comic book are as equally unknown as the owner.

How is it that this book came into Ada's possession? Was it a gift, purchased with hard-earned nickles or begged for to a parent at a news stand? Did Ada enjoy the stories within and treasure them or did a cynical young girl dismiss them as foolish tripe?

That is almost impossible to say but here is one of the stories that a presumably young Ada Winemiller would have read way back in 1958. I'd like to imagine Ada lazily splayed over a pile of Annette Funicello records scattered about the floor, idly kicking her bobby sox adorned feet as she happily read about four-colored romance and happy endings as she dreamed of her future wedding day.

Brides In Love 09 - Gamble Called Love (Sept 1958) 00

Brides In Love 09 - Gamble Called Love (Sept 1958) 01

Brides In Love 09 - Gamble Called Love (Sept 1958) 02

Brides In Love 09 - Gamble Called Love (Sept 1958) 03

Brides In Love 09 - Gamble Called Love (Sept 1958) 04

Brides In Love 09 - Gamble Called Love (Sept 1958) 05

Brides In Love 09 - Gamble Called Love (Sept 1958) 06

1 comment:

  1. Awwww. Well I'm sure that was lovely. I mean predicatable in every way but everyone loves a good happy ending right?

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