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Timeline – 1961 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 18, 1961.

Trixie is having trouble falling asleep in this episode. Although it varies considerably depending on the child, most babies begin to sleep through the night when they are about six months old. Some can snooze for six to eight hours at a stretch when they are three months, others don’t doze that long until after they are more than a year old.
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Timeline – 1961 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 21, 1961.

The creators of Hi and Lois continued to explore the many facets of Trixie’s imagination in the early 1960s. The clever page above shows her misinterpreting Hi’s conversational phrases about an old friend he bumped into on his way home from the office.
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Timeline – 1961 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, January 8, 1961.

In previous posts, we have chronicled how Mort Walker came up with the idea of sharing Trixie’s thoughts with readers in the late 1950s. In this delightful Sunday page, she speaks her first word.

We have never specified Trixie’s exact age in the strip. It is typical for babies to utter simple, one-syllable sounds, like “mama” and “dada” when they are about six months old. From that point on, they continue to add words and phrases, until they being to form two-to-four word sentences at around eighteen to twenty-four months. So, Trixie is somewhere in that range.
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