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Santa in Silvermine

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 22, 2002.

I live in a neighborhood in Connecticut, known as “Silvermine,” where three towns – New Canaan, Wilton and Norwalk – meet. There was never any silver mined in the area but it has been home to many artists, some of whom founded the Silvermine Guild in 1922, now part of the Silvermine Arts Center. Another local landmark is the Silvermine Tavern, which opened in 1929 and is currently being renovated.
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Fall Foliage #10

HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960.

HI and Lois Sunday page color proof, December 11, 1960.

This Sunday page in our fall foliage series stars Trixie Flagston.

In the late 1950s, Mort Walker came up with the idea of permitting readers to view Trixie’s thoughts. It was a stroke of genius.

Mort introduced this new concept in a series of daily strips that ran on four consecutive Mondays in November 1958.  To see these go to: http://hiandlois.com/2014/05/16/the-thinking-baby/
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Halloween Costumes

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 31, 2010.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, October 31, 2010.

Many people buy the latest and most trendy Halloween costumes in stores every year and then discard them. Lois, who is more old-fashioned, saves all of her home-made get-ups in a big box and stores them in the attic. Among these are the traditional pirate and princess outfits. In the episode above, Trixie, who is wearing the same bunny costume that Dot wore when she was her age, puzzles over the connection between Halloween and mothballs.
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