The Good Old Days

The world of Hi and Lois takes place in a time warp. The frames of reference are constantly changing. In this Sunday page from 1957, Hi reminisces about his childhood.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 28, 1957.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 28, 1957.

Hi’s nostalgic daydreams were from over thirty years in the past. Dirigibles, biplanes and flagpole sitters were things he would have seen in the 1920s. The Lindy cap became popular after Charles Lindbergh’s daring transatlantic flight in 1927. WPA, PWA, CCC and NRA were government agencies from FDR’s New Deal during the Great Depression. Major Bowes Amateur Hour made its debut on radio in 1934.
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Chip’s Paper Route – Part 3

Chip Flagston had a job delivering newspapers from 1970 to 1975. Here are two strips from this period that show him on his route.

Hi and Lois daily strips, November 13, 1970 and January 15, 1972.

Hi and Lois daily strips, November 13, 1970 and January 15, 1972.

Customer relations was obviously one of Chip’s skills, particularly if one of them was a pretty girl. He was definitely growing up.
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