Happy Fourth of July!
On a kind of related note, my favorite character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is Captain America.
Yes, it’s still a cartoon character, a caricature, but there’s also a deeper and personal reason for this.
Way back when, I must have been complaining about having to wait a whole week for my allowance. So my parents bought me a bunch of seed packets and told me to earn some money by selling the seeds around our neighborhood. So I did.
By the end of the day, I must have earned five bucks or so (that’s over 30 bucks in 2023!) and off to the toy store we went.
I bought a Captain America action figure. The first thing I ever bought with “my” money.
That meant a lot to me and clearly, still does.
Thanks mom and dad for pushing me.
Thanks neighborhood for being safe and sympathetic.
And thanks Captain America for providing such a great childhood memory.
What’s the first thing you ever bought with your own money?
Have a safe and fun Fourth!
I’ll be Dublin back to my conference lessons tomorrow.
See you then.