Little League

Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 21, 2000.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, May 21, 2000.

My son, David, started playing organized baseball when he was seven years old. In the first league he joined, the coaches, who were all dads, did the pitching. The next year, the kids took the mound, but there were special rules to make it fair so they didn’t get too discouraged while learning.
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Happy Fourth!

Here is a Sunday page from 2001 that shows the fireworks celebration in the Flagston’s hometown with Chip’s band playing.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, July 1, 2001.

Hi and Lois Sunday page, July 1, 2001.

As we have mentioned here before, since Chance Browne and I both live in Wilton, Connecticut, we occasionally use it as the setting for some of the scenes in Hi and Lois. To draw the overhead view in the drop panel, Chance climbed to the roof of a building across the street from the Wilton athletic fields where the annual Fourth of July festivities are held.
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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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