September 16th, 2017
by Brian Walker, Greg Walker and Chance Browne
Hi and Lois Sunday page color proof, June 9, 1968.
In his 1975 autobiography, Backstage at the Strips, Mort Walker wrote about his own home in Greenwich, Connecticut. “We’ve lived in our big old house for 20 years and it’s filled with the memorabilia of our tenancy – doors broken from temper tantrums, railings gouged by bikes ridden indoors on rainy days, round marks on ceilings from ‘room tennis,’ and places where little ones ‘helped Daddy paint.’ It has taken on our character and will never stop echoing from our years of bustle.”
The Walker house inspired a series of Sunday pages in the 1960s like the one shown above.
Next week is the last installment from 1968 in our Timeline series, so be sure to come back for more.
– Brian Walker
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