While browsing about in Abingdon this past weekend with Di from The Blue Ridge Gal , I came across this Brenda Starr book in one of the many antique stores we visited.
Yes, I got to meet Di and Ms. Di is the best. I so enjoyed her company and, having her share the two hour journey coming and going with me. I will have to admit, I miss not having someone to tag along with me on my trips into the wilds of Virginia. Hoping we can have more adventures in the future. Thanks Di! And, the mirror is perfect as your current header.
I did snag a few items which I will share with you in another post. But, I thought I would share the Brenda Starr book with all of you. It caught my eye.
Brenda Starr was of course, a woman ahead of the times; here's a little bit of history about her and the comic strip:
Brenda Starr is a comic strip about a glamorous, adventurous reporter. Created by Dale Messick for the Chicago Tribune Syndicate, it initially encountered resistance from Tribune editor Joseph Medill Patterson, because its creator and main character were both women(go figure). Although set in Chicago, in its early years it was the only syndicate strip not to appear in the Tribune itself. When the strip debuted June 30, 1940, it was relegated to a supplement, but soon appeared in the Sunday paper. A daily strip was added in 1945.
Brenda has always been a modern woman, noted for her exotic adventures and steamy romances. Dale Messick and later artists concentrated on keeping Brenda contemporary in clothing and hairstyles. Before Messick retired, Brenda finally married the mysterious Basil St. John, whose eye patch and black orchid serum have been a regular plot element. Brenda had Basil's baby, shortly thereafter. It was a girl named Starr Twinkle St. John
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