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Vagabond Ranch – The Daily Strips

Hi and Lois daily strip, August 6, 2007.

Hi and Lois daily strip, August 6, 2007.

The Flagstons took a summer vacation to a western dude ranch in 2007. The sequence consisted of two Sunday pages and seven dailies. We featured the first daily and Sunday page in the previous post.  Above and below are the next six daily strips from the series.
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Easter Eggs

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In celebration of the Easter holiday, we posted the Hi and Lois Sunday page above. Although Trixie Flagston has been appearing in newspapers for over sixty years, she’s still a newborn baby who is discovering the world.

Below is an Easter-themed New Yorker cover by Roz Chast.2004_04_12

In addition to drawing cartoons, Roz enjoys decorating Ukranian Easter eggs, known as “pysanky.”
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A Christmas Present

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 25, 1966.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, December 25, 1966.

By 1966, when this Christmas Sunday page appeared, Trixie had become the star of the strip. Readers enjoyed watching her discover the world around her and sharing her innocent perceptions.

Most parents can identify with this situation. Young children often find joy in the simplest of activities, like opening a present or playing in a box. For Trixie, what comes in the box is an unexpected surprise.
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