Halloween Costumes

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 31, 2010.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 31, 2010.

Many people buy the latest and most trendy Halloween costumes in stores every year and then discard them. Lois, who is more old-fashioned, saves all of her home-made get-ups in a big box and stores them in the attic. Among these are the traditional pirate and princess outfits. In the episode above, Trixie, who is wearing the same bunny costume that Dot wore when she was her age, puzzles over the connection between Halloween and mothballs.
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Happy Halloween

It’s the time of year for carving pumpkins and making mischief, which provides us with an opportunity to reprint another classic Tracy Twins page.  This memorable feature was written by Al Stenzel and illustrated by Dik Browne and made its debut in Boys’ Life magazine in October 1953.

In the January 1954 episode of The Tracy Twins, Dicky and Nicky’s grandfather, an old gent with a bowtie and suspenders who loved telling tall tales about past exploits and long-lost relatives, made his first appearance.  Grandpa became an integral member of the cast along with a set of typical 1950s Baby Boom parents.  Most of the plots revolved around clever schemes, often inspired by Grandpa’s stories, which inevitably backfired.
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