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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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Timeline – 1964 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, January 26, 1964.

Hi and Thirsty are best buddies and next-door neighbors. They’ve known each other since childhood. They work in the same office, take a bus home together and complain to each other about their problems.

This classic episode features many aspects of their relationship. At first Hi is sympathetic to Thirsty’s griping. But he eventually has to give Thirsty a reality check about how easy he has it. Hi describes life in the “olden days” as being much harder. Thirsty has a different picture of the past. He’s not completely wrong. Primitive hunter-gatherers did work less than modern office workers, but their life expectancy was much shorter.  Women were just as important in the division of labor as they are today.
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