Happy Mother’s Day

My wife, Abby, does the cooking in our family, so on Mother’s Day, as a special treat, I usually make her breakfast in bed.  We also feature this tradition regularly in Hi and Lois.

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are important holidays and it would be an oversight not to celebrate these occasions in a family strip like Hi and Lois.  But it does present a challenge to come up with fresh ideas ever year.  There are only so many variations on the breakfast-in-bed scenario.

“A Good Walk Spoiled”

This quote, describing the game of golf, is often attributed to Mark Twain, but he was probably not the first one to say it.  One of the earliest known usages of the phrase is from  a 1903 book about lawn tennis, in which a writer remarked about two fellow players: “one of the best of their many excellent dicta is that ‘to play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk.’”

Welcome to the Human Race

A woman once wrote to Mort Walker about an episode of Hi and Lois she had seen in the newspaper.  “You must have been looking through my window,” she exclaimed, “because the same thing happened to me.”  This remark has been repeated in numerous fan letters over the years.  Hi and Lois has maintained its universal appeal by reflecting the daily experiences of family life that millions of readers share.