Hi and Lois Sunday page, January 23, 1972.
So far, it has been an unusually mild winter in the Northeast. Except for a few minor dustings, we have had no significant snowfall. Last winter, there were record accumulations, particularly in Boston.
The seasons provide ideal background settings for Hi and Lois and winter is no exception. Blizzards can leave the family snowbound for days and the kids often get cabin fever. School cancellations are cause for celebration. Snowmen, snowball fights sledding and skiing are favorite outdoor activities. For Chip, shoveling snow is a dreaded household chore, much like mowing the lawn in the summer and raking leaves in the fall.
Hi and Lois Sunday page, color proof, September 12, 1971.
When I wrote a post about “The Generation Gap” on April 24, 2013 I did not have a scan of the color Sunday page above. This is a classic example of the generational debate between Hi and Chip that has been going on for decades.
In the previous post we reprinted the first three strips of a 1965 story in which Chip goes to summer camp with his friend Jerry (who calls himself “Randall” in the second episode). There were seven strips in the series, which ran from June 29 to July 27.
The fourth episode shows the inside of the bunk house with the boys getting ready for bed. Apparently Chip enjoys swimming in ice-cold water.