April 18th, 2015
by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne
Spring is a time for renewal. The last patch of ice in my driveway finally disappeared a few days ago. The daytime temperatures are in the upper 50s. Flowers are beginning to poke through the soil. The grass hasn’t started to grow yet, but it’s about time to get out the lawn mower and see if it starts.
Lois likes to work in her garden, so she is weeding and planting at this time of the year. Hi is in charge of cleaning up the yard after the winter. In this vintage Sunday page from 1967, the Flagstons get frustrated because they can’t find any of the tools they need to do their jobs.
Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, April 9, 1967.
Thirsty is the typical next-door-neighbor who borrows things and forgets to return them. In real life, this situation might cause an angry disagreement but in the world of Hi and Lois we try to take a light-hearted approach. It’s all about making fun of human nature.
We hope some of our readers get outside this weekend and enjoy the spring weather. And if you can’t find any of the tools you need to clean up your yard, you might want to check in your neighbor’s garage.
– Brian Walker
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