Timeline – 2006 Part 2

By Jeremy Meltingtallow

Hi and Lois Sunday page digital proof, April 2, 2006.

In this episode, we had fun imagining the early love life of Hi and Lois, back when they first started dating.

I was a teenager in the 1960s, before cell phones, dating apps and social media.  The guy would usually call his prospective partner on the phone and ask her out.  I always got nervous not knowing what the answer would be.  What to wear was always a challenge for the girls. Blue jeans and a sweater?  A dress with fancy shoes?  My father had an antique MG sports car that I never got to drive.  Instead I took the family station wagon. Typical destinations were movie theaters, parties, dances or restaurants.  We would talk over dinner, go for a romantic stroll and end the date with a good night kiss.  I remember these times fondly.

We decided to end this nostalgic strip on a positive note.  Hi and Lois have agreed to go out on a rare “date.”  They’ll need to find a babysitter first.

Check back here next week for more classics from the collection.

– Brian Walker