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Timeline – 1967 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 3, 1967.

In anticipation of the upcoming football season, we are featuring this classic Sunday page. Hi, Chip and Ditto are shown going to what appears to be a college game. The pennants identify the institution only as “State.”

The gag revolves around Chip questioning his younger brother about his knowledge of the game. Ditto responds by detailing the rules of touch football he plays with his friends in the backyard. The boundaries include rose bushes and the driveway. There are also allowances for do-overs. This satisfies Chip who probably follows similar guidelines with his group of pals. It is nice to see Ditto get some respect from his older brother.
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Timeline – 1966 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1966.

As we chronicled in a previous post, Chip is the only character in Hi and Lois who has aged over the years. When the strip started in 1954 he was around eight, but by the time the Sunday page above was published he was more like thirteen. He is about fifteen in the strip today, old enough to be crazy about girls and rock and roll, but too young to drive, drink or vote.
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Timeline – 1966 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, March 13, 1966.

Trixie is the most popular member of the Hi and Lois cast. She gets more mail than any other character, particularly from grandmothers who are sure their grandchildren are thinking the same thoughts. Trixie has added many new dimensions to her personality over the years. She is cute and cuddly, as babies should be. She is also resourceful, perceptive and downright defiant at times. She looks at the world through the window of the Flagston home and sees things no one else can. She loves to feel the warmth of her friend the sunbeam shining on her face. Inside her thought balloons is a running commentary on family life and human behavior.
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