I realized yesterday that even though I feed the barn spiders almost daily, I haven't named a single one.
That's not like me. A fly is bigger than the body on one of these little guys and maybe that's why I haven't formed an emotional attachment. My train of thought started chugging. What was the name of Spider-Man's alter ego? I know that Superman was Clark Kent, but that's as far as I got. Superhero movies are not my favorite genre, and I don't even know Batman's real name. All these guys got their start in comic books, but I didn't read them. In fact, the only comic books I remember reading as a kid were Classic Comics and Little Lulu. My mother liked Little Lulu even more than I, and loved episodes with Ol' Witch Hazel and Little Itch. (What does that say about my mother?) Mad Magazine hit its stride about the time I came into my teens and I never missed an issue for years (and what does that say about me?). I guess, like TG's sons, I will name Spider One and Spider Two, etc., and continue to feed them in rotation - the spiders, not the sons.