Timeline – 2000 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, February 6, 2000.

In this atmospheric winter scene there is a subtle reference to Mr. Thurston’s drinking.

Thirsty made his first appearance in the strip on June 9, 1961.

Hi and Lois daily strip, June 9, 1961.

Within in a few years, the Flagston’s next-door neighbor was a regular character in the strip.  He also liked his alcohol.
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Timeline – 2000 Part 2

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.
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