Timeline – 2004 Part 4

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, September 19, 2004.

The Flagston’s next-door neighbors, Irma and Thirsty  Thurston, don’t have any children.  Although they can’t truly comprehend the demands of parenthood, they have a genuine affection for Chip, Dot, Ditto and Trixie.

In the Sunday page above, Lois tells Irma how the kids feel about her.  It turns out to be a ploy to ask her to babysit.
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Timeline – 2002 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, March 17, 2002.

When this Sunday page was published, mail order catalogs were sent regularly to shoppers from many of the major retail outlets.  Now that most consumers purchase products online, not as many companies send printed sales brochures.

Here is a swimsuit catalog from the same year as the episode above.
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Timeline – 2000 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, July 30, 2000.

Hiram Flagston works as an assistant district manager for Foofram Industries.  He commutes to the office from his home in the suburbs every day.

Here he is returning from work in 1965.

Hi doesn’t get to travel on business very often.  In the Sunday page above he is packing for a trip and the kids think he’s going on vacation.  Lois sounds envious that Hi is getting a break from family life.
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