Monday, January 5, 2015
With a heavy heart
It is with a heavy heart that I report that I will be taking a brief hiatus from "Dime Boxes."
My cat, Buddy, whom I have grown up with for the past nine years of my life, passed away earlier this afternoon. He saw me off to high school, to college, and to pretty much every endeavor of my life.
It's always hard to lose a pet, but the fact that Buddy was there for so many of the pivotal moments of my life thus far makes this even tougher. He always greeted me at the door when I came home from card shows.
I'm sure my cards will help in the healing process, but, at least for a couple days, this blog will be going dark. "Dime Boxes" will be dedicated to Buddy's memory from this day forward.
In the meantime, I wish everyone well. I see "Wallet Card" has really started to take off, and I myself am participating. My spare 1992 Upper Deck Darryl Kile will be doing the honors. (A card that makes me smile every time I see it, and issued the year I was born, to boot.)
While I won't be writing, I'll be reading everything all of you write over the next couple days. Whether it's about Dodgers or Giants, base cards or autographs, or good ol' dime boxes, I'll be reading. Baseball cards really are the best medicine, no matter what anyone says.
Besides, Buddy would've wanted it that way.
You will always be my best friend in the world.