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The Flagston Family Summer Olympics – The Daily Strips

Hi and Lois daily strip, July 22, 1996.

Hi and Lois daily strip, July 22, 1996.

In conjunction with the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, we are featuring daily strips from the 1996 series that was inspired by the Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

Hi and Lois daily strip, July 24, 1996.

Hi and Lois daily strip, July 24, 1996.

We tried to come up with visual puns on real Olympic events.
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The Flagston Family Summer Olympics – The Games Begin

Hi and Lois Sunday page, July 28, 1996.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, July 28, 1996.

Tonight is the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Twenty years ago, the Sunday page above was done during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

At this time, I had been reading the comic strip Rose is Rose by Pat Brady. I noticed that the married couple in the strip, Rose and Jimbo Gumbo, had a strong physical attraction to each other. Rose often teased Jimbo in a playfully sexual way.
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Vagabond Ranch – Conclusion

Hi and Lois Sunday page, August 12, 2007.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, August 12, 2007.

The conclusion of the 2007 summer vacation sequence, above, shows the Flagstons leaving Vagabond Ranch and recaps many of their memorable adventures from the previous week.

I attended the real Vagabond Ranch for two summers in 1965 and 1966. I recently discovered some photos at the current owners’ Facebook page.
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