Sunday, March 21, 2010

A delightful memory

Here is Russ, in I think, 1989—reading a Tintin comic to Gay's sons Gus and Gem. During the first couple of years we all lived together, every birthday and holiday was a reason to buy another Tintin, until we had the whole set. The boys learned to read by poring over these Tintins, as did Janet and Greg later on. Russ had a voice for each character, and loved to point out obscure details in the illustrations. Tintin, Snowy, Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, Madame Castafiore, the evil Rastapopolous... archetypal characters, all!