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.

Timeline – 1965 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, April 11, 1965.

The 1955 novel, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit by Sloan Wilson, was a bestseller and the title become synonymous with the drab conformity of the business world during the decade. The main characters, Tom and Betsy Ross, lived in Westport, Connecticut. Tom would return home every day from his high-pressure public relations job in Manhattan to a Martini carefully prepared by Betty. In the novel, Tom ultimately has to make a choice between his career and his family.