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About the comics...
Some of our reading was Classics Illustrated comic books. At ten, I was certainly not old enough to be reading the original classics. Bob was seven, and had been reading for only a year. But this way, we could learn the plot lines and message of a lot of the books we would encounter later in school (mostly high school and college). I don't know how much Bob got out of them, but I understood most at the comic-book level (literally). I remember some days, long drives in the car when we were sitting together, that I would read and explain them to Bob. I'm nut sure how much he got out of it, but I probably learned more from those days than he did. "If you want to learn something well, teach it to somebody else." (I don't have a source for that quote, and looking it up turns up many possible sources. I learned it from Dad, and have used the technique it to advantage from time to time over my life.)