Hi and Lois Sunday page, November 17, 1996.
My father introduced me to the concept of “getting old in bunches” when I was in my forties. His theory is exactly how I explained it in this 1996 Sunday page.
People can convince themselves that they remain relatively unchanged for years and years until something happens to alter their self-perception. Throughout my twenties, I felt I was still the same person I was when I graduated from college. After I got married at the age of twenty-nine things started to change but it wasn’t until my first child was born five years later that my life was transformed. I was now responsible for another person and was forced to finally accept my adulthood.
Hi and Lois Sunday page, black-and-white proof, November 9, 1980.
In the previous post, I featured a map of Wilton, hometown of Hi and Lois, which was drawn by Chance Browne in 2010. In the upper left-hand corner, the Silvermine Golf Club can be seen. The picturesque red barn, where the maintenance equipment for the golf course is stored, is also shown in the first panel of the Hi and Lois Sunday page above and in the photo below.
Watercolor illustration by Chance Browne, 2010.
In previous posts I have documented how we occasionally feature local scenes in Hi and Lois. Both Chance Browne and I live in Wilton, Connecticut and some of the locations we have shown are the Silvermine Market, the Silvermine Golf Club, Orem’s Diner, Wilton Center and the Cobbs Mill Inn.