Monday, June 6, 2011

Not Bird, Nor Plane, or Even Frog

Day 6
Favorite Super Hero and Why

I grew up in the 60s-70s. That was a great time for super heros. They existed in comic books but with the advent of T.V. superheroes began visiting our living rooms.

Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive,able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. We all know it is Superman to the rescue. And Lois Lane was always needing rescued. Even though she was a strong woman she still needed a man to get her out of scrapes.

There were also Spiderman, the Green Lantern, Batman and Robin, Bill Cosby's Green Hornet. Any Saturday afternoon could find any number of super heroes saving the planet over and over again. Would these earthlings ever learn to take care of themselves?

What about Wonder Woman with her lasso of truth? Wouldn't it be cool to be her and have an invisible airplane and be able to communicate with the animal kingdom?

Actually the superhero I chose as my favorite is a woman. Her list of supernatural powers include:

*The Look- causes the receiver to be quiet, speak up, tell the truth, stop whatever they are doing, change plans mid-stream. The effects of this power are endless.

*Super human hearing- She can hear a baby crying and know immediately what is needed. But she can also hear children in another room whispering plans to baptise the cat and put an end to it before it starts. Along with super hearing, she also knows when she doesn't hear something that there is possibly evil afoot and averts it.

*Needs no sleep- This hero is self re-charging. The energizer bunny got his tag line from her as she just keeps going and going and going.

I never really had a favorite superhero. They were entertaining cartoons or Saturday afternoon shows then they were over and I went on with life. However I did always want to be just like my mom. She is my favorite superhero. She can make everything all better and on those rare occasions that she can't, she can at least turn on the light at the end of the tunnel.

Here she is in Australia with my older sister and my dad

And here is the intro to Underdog just because

Indeed. add to kirtsy


Dad Mom said...

Thank You. Love you. Mom

L.Jo said...

Dying to hear the cat baptism story . . .