Vagabond Ranch

2007.8.4

On August 4, 2007, the Flagstons headed west to Vagabond Ranch for a weeklong summer vacation.

When I was twelve and thirteen years old, I spent two summers at the real Vagabond Ranch in Granby, Colorado. In 1949, Charlie and Veronica Pavek, two grade school teachers from Rumsey Hall in Washington, Connecticut, purchased 108 acres in Grand County, Colorado, and started a summer camp.
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Panoramic Panels – 1965

Hi and Lois daily strip, June 28, 1965.

Hi and Lois daily strip, June 28, 1965.

Since the debut of Hi and Lois in 1954, the layout of the daily strips varied from two to four panels, depending on the gag. In 1965, the creators started experimenting with a new single-panel format. This was an important development in the stylistic evolution of the strip.
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Little League

Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 21, 2000.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 21, 2000.

My son, David, started playing organized baseball when he was seven years old. In the first league he joined, the coaches, who were all dads, did the pitching. The next year, the kids took the mound, but there were special rules to make it fair so they didn’t get too discouraged while learning.
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