Timeline – 1970 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, March 15, 1970.

In this Sunday page Hi is reminiscing about the penny candies of his youth. My father, who was born in 1923, was probably looking back to his days growing up in Kansas City during the 1920s and 1930s when he wrote this gag. Hi is in his late thirties, so at this time we can assume that his birth date was about a decade after my father and these memories are believable.

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.”