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Timeline – 1964 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, January 26, 1964.

Hi and Thirsty are best buddies and next-door neighbors. They’ve known each other since childhood. They work in the same office, take a bus home together and complain to each other about their problems.

This classic episode features many aspects of their relationship. At first Hi is sympathetic to Thirsty’s griping. But he eventually has to give Thirsty a reality check about how easy he has it. Hi describes life in the “olden days” as being much harder. Thirsty has a different picture of the past. He’s not completely wrong. Primitive hunter-gatherers did work less than modern office workers, but their life expectancy was much shorter.  Women were just as important in the division of labor as they are today.
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Timeline – 1963 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 8, 1963.

Hi and Lois don’t get into disagreements very often, but in this episode they appear to be quite angry at each other. In the world of daily comic strips, these marital tiffs never last long. On the next Monday morning (see below), life in the Flagston household had returned to normal.
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Timeline – 1963 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, July 21, 1963.

This is another classic episode from one of the prime periods in the 63-year run of Hi and Lois. It is always a breath of fresh air when the Flagstons take a one-day vacation from their routine home life. These excursions also give the creators an opportunity to explore different scenery and situations.
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