Timeline – 2003 Part 1

HI and Lois Sunday page digital proof, February 16, 2003.

Abraham Lincoln uttered these famous lines during a debate with Stephen Douglas in Clinton, Illinois, on September 2, 1858. Or did he?

There is no documentary evidence that Lincoln ever said these words.  One of the earliest references to the quote was by Fred Wheeler in a speech to a Prohibition party convention on August 26, 1887.  A previous instance was from a French speaker in 1885.

Timeline – 2002 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, June 9, 2002.

In the Sunday page above Ditto strikes some classic rock and roll poses.  Wikipedia describes what he is doing as “a form of dance and movement in which the performer pretends to play an imaginary rock or heavy metal-style electric guitar, including riffs, solos, etc. Playing an air guitar usually consists of exaggerated strumming and picking motions and is often coupled with loud singing or lip-synching. Air guitar is generally used in the imaginary simulation of loud electric or acoustic guitar music.”

Timeline – 2001 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, September 9, 2001.

Sometime back in the 1990s we introduced a new neighbor in the strip. He was an elderly gentleman who lived by himself.  We often show him talking with Dot and Ditto.  They like to ask him what life was like back in the good old days.