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Timeline – 1968 Part 3

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 9, 1968.

In his 1975 autobiography, Backstage at the Strips, Mort Walker wrote about his own home in Greenwich, Connecticut. “We’ve lived in our big old house for 20 years and it’s filled with the memorabilia of our tenancy – doors broken from temper tantrums, railings gouged by bikes ridden indoors on rainy days, round marks on ceilings from ‘room tennis,’ and places where little ones ‘helped Daddy paint.’ It has taken on our character and will never stop echoing from our years of bustle.”
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Timeline – 1968 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, February 11, 1968.

Ditto Flagston is seven years old and comes up with more ways to get in trouble than Lois can shake her finger at. Nevertheless, he’s a lovable little monster. His naïve innocence gives him a winning charm. He is a kid without any adult pretensions who recaptures a sense of fun most of us lost with our youth.
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Timeline – 1968 Part 1

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, January 21, 1968.

A reader once wrote to Mort Walker about an episode of Hi and Lois she had seen in the newspaper.  “You must have been looking through my window,” she exclaimed, “because the same thing happened to me.”  King Features Syndicate has used this quote many times in their sales brochures to describe the unique appeal of the strip.  Hi and Lois has maintained its popularity by reflecting the daily experiences of family life that millions of people share.
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