Timeline – 1975 Part 2

Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 8, 1975.

Spring is arriving late in New England this year.  It is already mid-April and this is the first day the temperature has gone above 70 degrees.

We like to chronicle the changing seasons in Hi and Lois.  The strip’s creators, the Walkers and the Brownes, have lived primarily in Connecticut, so the outdoor scenes reflect the way we experience them. We have snow in the winter, flowers in the spring, heat in the summer and leaves in the fall.  Not all areas of the country have snow.  Readers there have to use their imaginations and see the world through our eyes.
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Spring Romance

Chip Flagston discovered girls in the 1960s.  See the previous post, “Summer Romance” from August 28, 2013, to see how his transformation began.

In this strip from 1968, Hi and Lois are observing the change in Chip.

Hi and Lois daily strip, January 16, 1968.

Hi and Lois daily strip, January 16, 1968.

Once he learned to appreciate the finer qualities of the opposite sex, Chip’s interests went from avoiding homework to meeting his girlfriend at the library.
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