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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Mother’s Day Coupons

If you haven’t decided on a Mother’s Day gift yet, here is a Sunday page that might come in handy.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 14, 2000.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 14, 2000.

Hi, Chip, Trixie, Dot and Ditto had their work cut out for them on this particular Mother’s Day after Lois decided to use all of her credits right away. Chance designed the coupons to look like Dot and Ditto drew them and added spaced borders to encourage readers to cut them out. We have no idea if anyone ever did.
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A Mother’s Day Meal

Chance Browne and I both live in Wilton, Connecticut and occasionally we enjoy featuring local landmarks in the strip.  Orem’s Diner has been an institution in Wilton for more than ninety years.

Orem’s Diner at night, Wilton, Connecticut.

The original Orem’s Diner was once located on a large dairy farm owned by Charles Orem, where ice and milk were sold. The Diner has been housed in three different buildings since 1921. The Papanikolauo family, owners of Orem’s since 1980, relocated and rebuilt the current Diner at the intersection of Route 33 and Route 7. The original site, a few miles north was demolished for the widening of Route 7.
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