Thursday, January 26, 2017

My Life With Comic Books Part # 205

A brief introduction:

My name is Paul Howley, owner of the Eisner Award winning pop culture collector’s store known as “That’s Entertainment” in Worcester, Massachusetts and a second store in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Some people have called me the “luckiest man in the comic book business.” (I’m not) My stores have been around for over thirty years and it’s been a long and interesting combination of events and people that have brought these stores to this current place. It is not my intent to boast or brag about my store or my life. I just want to tell you my story. In many instances, my wife remembers things a little differently, but this is the truth as I remember it.


The current cast of characters:

Paul Howley: age 48

Mal Howley: age 48

Adam Howley: my son, age 21

Cassy Howley: my daughter, age 18




   So, we’re at my daughter’s high school graduation (and I’m about to be the invited speaker) and she’s just finished introducing me as “…and my father, Doctor Paul Howley.” There are hundreds of guests in the audience who’ve never met me before and know nothing about me so I’ve got let them know I’m NOT a doctor.  Here’s the message: 



Interesting footnote: 

   The next year, Cassy and I attended the local public high school graduation and the speaker explained to the students that although high school graduation is an important event in their lives, it will seem less and less important as time goes by. The students will move on to college, full-time employment, military service, or they could begin to raise a family. In fact, he continued, although you might remember some of the speech you heard, you probably won’t even remember who spoke at your graduation. As we were walking out of the auditorium, Cassy said, “He’s right! I don’t even remember who spoke at MY graduation last year.” 

  REALLY Cassy?!!