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Back then, when I was a little boy, my brother and I would sit on my grandmother’s lap and she would read us the comics. We were too young to read. She would read slowly and explain the pictures while she read.

I can still remember the characters as if it were yesterday. There was Gasoline Alley, Alley Oop, Lil Abner, Snuffy Smith, Popeye, and many more. I could go on and on. What a wonderful legacy to leave.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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