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Timeline – 1966 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 26, 1966.

In this episode, Hi Flagston outsmarts Mr. Foofram’s new “super brain” computer. Or was it just a lucky guess?

It’s hard to imagine with today’s mini-computers that these machines used to take up an entire room. The drawing in the last panel of the Sunday page above is certainly an exaggeration but isn’t too far from the truth.
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Timeline – 1960 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, May 8, 1960.

The Sunday page above is another classic nostalgia trip from the team of Mort Walker and Dik Browne. Mr. Foofram, who is Hi Flagston’s boss, is looking back at the good old days when life was simpler.

He runs Foofram Industries, which manufactures fooframs of all kinds (whatever those are). He inherited the business from his father and if it weren’t for his position, no one would take him seriously. He sits at an ornate throne in his office and vainly tries to get his employees to do his bidding. He is the quintessential small man in a big job – a lot of power but not very much wattage.
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Fall Foliage #9

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 3, 1999.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 3, 1999.

Most of the leaves are on the ground in New England now, so it’s clean up time. This is one of Hi Flagston’s least favorite household chores. When I was a young boy, my father made me help with the leaf raking, so I dread this job as much as Hi does. Many years ago, I hired my neighbor’s son to clean up my yard every year. This has saved my balky back.
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