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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Timeline – 1999 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, May 9, 1999.

Mother’s Day is a holiday we never overlook in the strip. Lois is the glue that holds the Flagston family together, so the gratitude is well deserved.

In the episode above we adapted the opening lines from the 1950s Superman television show – “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, look up in the sky, it’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Superman! who fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.”
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