Timeline – 2000 Part 2

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Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, July 30, 2000.

Hiram Flagston works as an assistant district manager for Foofram Industries.  He commutes to the office from his home in the suburbs every day.

Here he is returning from work in 1965.

Hi doesn’t get to travel on business very often.  In the Sunday page above he is packing for a trip and the kids think he’s going on vacation.  Lois sounds envious that Hi is getting a break from family life.

I don’t go on many business trips either.  I just returned from Columbus, Ohio where I was doing research for an exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.  I worked during the day at the library and went out to dinner at night.  I stayed in an Airbnb and didn’t play golf.  But it was fun to get out of my studio for a few days.

We will continue our Timeline series next week, so be sure to check back here for more classic Hi and Lois episodes.

– Brian Walker

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One thought on “Timeline – 2000 Part 2

  1. I have always loved “Hi and Lois.” However, lately the strip has had a “Sad Sack” feeling. Hi seldom smiles and the strip is often not funny. I hope some of the old humor returns and the strip becomes more enjoyable again. Thank you. Anne Yoder McDonald

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