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Fall Foliage #6

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, October 29, 1961.

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, October 29, 1961.

In the vintage seasonal Sunday page above, Chip, Dot and Ditto are complaining about raking leaves which gets them into a discussion about how Hi and Lois are slacking off on their responsibilities.  Hi explains that the government is encouraging parents to be tougher on their kids and the episode ends with a political statement from Chip.
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The First Week of School

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2004.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, September 12, 2004.

The first few weeks of school can be exciting for students. I can recall the anticipation of finding out which of my friends were in my classes, sizing up my teachers and seeing if there were any new faces. Although there was always a possibility for unpleasant surprises, my feelings about the new school year were generally positive.
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The Flagston Family Summer Olympics – The Games Begin

Hi and Lois Sunday page, July 28, 1996.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, July 28, 1996.

Tonight is the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Twenty years ago, the Sunday page above was done during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

At this time, I had been reading the comic strip Rose is Rose by Pat Brady. I noticed that the married couple in the strip, Rose and Jimbo Gumbo, had a strong physical attraction to each other. Rose often teased Jimbo in a playfully sexual way.
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