Dem Saints

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2010.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2010.

On February 7, 2010, seven months before the page above appeared in newspapers, the New Orleans Saints won their first and only Super Bowl.

Founded in 1967, the team had a record above .500 just twice in their first 20 seasons. In 1980, after losing the first 14 games, a local sportscaster told fans to wear paper bags over their heads with the alternate team name, the “Aints,” written on the front. By 1983, the Saints officially adopted the popular chant, “Who dat? Who dat? Who say dey gonna beat dem Saints?”
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The First Week of School

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2004.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2004.

The first few weeks of school can be exciting for students. I can recall the anticipation of finding out which of my friends were in my classes, sizing up my teachers and seeing if there were any new faces. Although there was always a possibility for unpleasant surprises, my feelings about the new school year were generally positive.
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Back-To-School Shopping

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 2, 2007.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 2, 2007.

It seems like school starts earlier every summer. Many districts have students return to classes during the last two weeks of August, while others don’t begin until early September.

We did this Sunday page nine years ago when shopping for supplies on Labor Day weekend didn’t seem so far fetched. I’m sure many parents with school-age kids did this a long time ago. If so, we hope this scenario reflects your experiences.  The price tag for supplies probably hasn’t changed much but college tuitions have gone way up. Which makes this gag even more relevant today.
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