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“A Good Walk Spoiled”

This quote, describing the game of golf, is often attributed to Mark Twain, but he was probably not the first one to say it.  One of the earliest known usages of the phrase is from  a 1903 book about lawn tennis, in which a writer remarked about two fellow players: “one of the best of their many excellent dicta is that ‘to play golf is to spoil an otherwise enjoyable walk.’”
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Sundays in Spring

This is a time for renewal after the dreary days of winter.  Spring also provides a great opportunity to do some beautiful scenery in Hi and Lois.

For many years, King Features mailed out full-color, Sunday-page proofs to their artists.  We have a set of these for Hi and Lois, which cover the years from 1956 to 1970.  They are printed on heavy-coated stock and the colors are brilliant.
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Deadlines

This year, the deadline to submit tax returns for most Americans is Monday, April 15. Millions of taxpayers will undoubtedly be scrambling frantically over the weekend to finish filling out their forms.  This annual event always presents a challenge for many of us in the funnies business – how to find humor in an obligatory task that the majority of our readers regard as tedious and unrewarding.
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